child of prophecy.
Name Origin: Hebrew
Name Gender: Male
surname of Joseph the Levite of Cyprus (Acts iv:36), virtually "boy of exhortation," from Aramaic club "boy" + nabha "prophecy, exhortation." St. Barnabas' Day (colloquially St. Barnaby), June 11, inside Old Style schedule had been reckoned the longest day's the entire year.
The occasional coincidences between the pastorals and Barnabas or Clemens Romanus do not prove anything more than a common milieu of thought, but the epistles were plainly familiar to Polycarp, who alludes to i Tim.