Finding St. Joseph Barsabbas ... also Known as Justus ~ A Quiet-In-The-Background Saint (or Blessed)

Trying to Find St. Joseph Barsabbas in Pictures ...

It's a real challenge to find any statues, windows, or paintings of Joseph Barsabbas ... also known as Justus.  He was a contender to replace Judas Iscariot as an apostle, but God chose Matthias instead. Perhaps because he lost this spot, there has been a tendency to forget this saint.  However, we know from Acts 1 that he was with the apostles for the bulk of Jesus' ministry.  So, when looking at group shots from various scenes from the life of Jesus, perhaps some of the in-the-back-ground people could represent this quiet, holy, often-forgotten-about saint.    
Sermon on the Mount
by Rudolf Yelin (circa 1912)

Perhaps the man to the right was Joseph Barsabbas ...
in the mind of the artist, Rudolf Yelin.

St. Joseph Barsabbas ... also Known as Justus in the Bible:

The Story of Joseph of Barsabbas as a Candidate to Replace Judas Iscariot
Acts 1:15-26

King David's Words that Inspired a Search for a Replacement Apostle: "May Another Take His Office"
Psalm 109:8

An Old Testament Reference to the Use of "Lots" ... the Technique Used to Select the Replacement Apostle
Proverbs 16:33



The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes
by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553)

Joseph Barsabbas, perhaps?



St. Joseph Barsabbas was also most likely at the first Christian Pentecost.

This man singled out in the Pentecost Scene ...
could also possibly represent St. Joseph Barsabbas

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