Who was he? Some translations refer to him as a sorcerer while others translate his name to mean ‘son of Jesus’ or ‘son of Joshua’ and a false prophet.
As I can read, write, and speak Greek I looked into this and his name in Greek is Βαριησοῦ which means “of Jesus” but the of does not refer to being a “child of” but rather as a “prophet of” but in this case is a false prophet.
What else do we know of his story?
Also - he is mentioned in Acts 13:6-12 as is Simeon of Cyrenian, is this the same Simeon of Cyrene that carried the cross for Jesus during the passion or no?