The Pauline Circle, F. F. Bruce, Eerdmans, 1985, p. 15
Barnabas is actually a nickname. One has said, "A nickname is the heaviest stone you can throw at someone." The first nickname was given to Esau. How did Barnabas encourage others?
(1) By his faith (Acts 11>).
(2) By his friendship (Acts 11>).
(3) By his giving (Acts 2>).
(4) By his forgiving (Acts 15:35-41>).