(Saint) (July 20) (1st century) Surnamed “The Just” (Acts 1:23), and one of the seventy-two disciples sent out by Our Lord (Luke 10:1). Saint Matthias was preferred to him for the Apostleship; but he, nevertheless, tradition tells us, devoted his life to the work of evangelizing the heathen. He preached through many lands, suffering much from the enmity of the Jews, his fellow countrymen, who are said to have on one occasion made him drink poison, from the fatal consequences of which he was miraculously saved (Mark 16:18).
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Joseph Barsabas”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 November 2013. Web. 21 August 2014. <>