When Jesus was conducting His earthly ministry. He manifested authority. This authority was manifested in the way He cleansed the temple; in the way He forgave sin; and, in His healing of the man with
It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
(1.) In Isa. 58:5 the rendering of a word which denotes “belonging to a marsh, from the nature of the soil in which it” grows (Isa. 18:2). It was sometimes platted into ropes (Job. “41:2; A.V., “hook,” R.V., “rope,” lit. “cord of rushes”).” “(2.) In Ex. 2:3, Isa. 18:2 (R.V., “papyrus”) this word is the “translation of the Hebrew gome, which designates the plant as” absorbing moisture. In Isa. 35:7 and Job 8:11 it is rendered rush. This was the Egyptian papyrus (papyrus Nilotica). It was anciently very abundant in Egypt. The Egyptians made garments and shoes and various utensils of it. It was used for the “construction of the ark of Moses (Ex. 2:3, 5). The root portions” of the stem were used for food. The inside bark was cut into “strips, which were sewed together and dried in the sun, forming” “the papyrus used for writing. It is no longer found in Egypt,” “but grows luxuriantly in Palestine, in the marshes of the Huleh,” and in the swamps at the north end of the Lake of Gennesaret. (See CANE.)
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