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Bible Names A-G: Bar-jona


Bar-Jona in Easton's Bible Dictionary son of Jonah, the patronymic of Peter (Matt. 16:17; John 1:42), because his father's name was Jonas. (See PETER -T0002911.)

Bar-Jona in Hitchcock's Bible Names son of a Jona; of a dove

Bar-Jona in Naves Topical Bible Surname of Peter Mt 16:17

Bar-Jona in Smiths Bible Dictionary (son of Jonah). [PETER]

Bar-Jonah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE bar-jo'-na (Bar-ionas): Simon Peter's patronymic (Mt 16:17). Bar is Aramaic for "son" (compare Bar-timaeus, Bartholomew, etc.), and corresponds to Hebrew ben. Thus we are to understand that Peter's father's name was Jonah. But in Jn 1:42; 21:15-17, according to the best reading, his name is given as John (so the Revised Version (British and American), instead of the King James Version Jona, Jonas). There are two hypotheses to account for this difference: (1) Ionas (Jonah) in Mt 16:17 may be simply a contraction of Ioanes (John); (2) Peter's father may have been known by two names, Jonah and John.

Barjona Scripture - Matthew 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

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