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BARSABBAS

One of the two candidates nominated to succeed Judas as the twelfth Apostle (Acts 1:23-26). Tradition holds that Barsabbas and Matthias were among the seventy-two disciples chosen by Christ (Luke 10:1). Lots were drawn and Matthias was chosen. (Etym. Aramaic bar sa'ba', son of Sabbas.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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