Bar-jesus

Bar-jesus

(bär-jē`zəs), called

Elymas

(ĕl`ĭmăs), in the New Testament, Jewish sorcerer at Paphos who tried to divert a prospective Christian convert and was cursed with blindness.
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In the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 13, we find a very powerful and fiery speech of Paul in which he condemns a certain Bar-Jesus, also called Elymas, a magician, who was standing in the way of the Proconsul Sergius Paulus, who wanted to hear the Word of God and turn towards the faith which was being proclaimed by Paul.
The discussion of Bar-Jesus, the magician and false prophet who opposed Paul and Barnabas, is also very interesting.