BARSABBAS (bar-sab'ăs, Gr. from Aram., son of Sabbas, or perhaps, son of, i.e., born on, the Sabbath) The surname of the Joseph who with Matthias was nominated by the apostles as the successor of Judas (Acts.1.23).The surname of Judas, a prophet of the Jerusalem church, sent with Silas to Antioch with the decree of the Jerusalem council. Judas afterward returned to Jerusalem (Acts.15.22). Nothing further is recorded of him. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) bar’-sa-bas, bar-sab’-as. See [[Joseph Barsabbas]]; [[Judas Barsabbas]].