Abdullah ibn Salam (Servant of God, the Son of Peace), known also as Al-Husayn ibn Salam or Saint Abdullah ibn Salam (Arabic: ?), was a companion of the prophet Muhammad, said to have been a rabbi of aristocratic stock before converting to Islam. He is credited with a large corpus of Judaic traditions Isra'iliyat, many of which are to be found in al-Tabari's (d.923) commentary on the Qur'an. He participated in the conquest of Syria and Palestine, but died in Medina.
Hermann Cohen (also known as Augustine Mary of the Blessed Sacrament, O.C.D., French: Augustin-Marie du Très Saint-Sacrement, better known as Father Hermann; 10 November 1821 – 20 January 1871) was a noted German Jewish pianist, who converted to the Catholic Church. He later became a friar and priest of the Discalced Carmelite Order, who was instrumental in re-establishing his Order in both France and England. He was a popular preacher throughout Europe, and was instrumental in introducing the widespread practice of nocturnal adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Saint Barnabas (Ancient Greek: ), born Joseph, was an Early Christian convert, one of the earliest Christian disciples in Jerusalem. Like almost all Christians at the time (see also Jewish Christians), Barnabas was one of the Children of Israel, specifically a Levite. Named an apostle in Acts 14:14, he and Saint Paul undertook missionary journeys together and defended Gentile converts against a faction promoting Gentile circumcision (see also Judaizers). They gained many converts in Antioch (c 43-44), traveled together making more converts (c 45-47), and participated in the Council of Jerusalem (c 50). Barnabas and Paul successfully evangelized among the "God-fearing" gentiles who attended synagogues in various Hellenized cities of Anatolia (modern day Turkey).
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