Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
“The grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus and” Bernice. The Roman emperor Caligula made him governor first of “the territories of Philip, then of the tetrarchy of Lysanias,” “with the title of king (“king Herod”), and finally of that of” “Antipas, who was banished, and of Samaria and Judea. Thus he” became ruler over the whole of Palestine. He was a persecutor of “the early Christians. He slew James, and imprisoned Peter (Acts” “12:1-4). He died at Caesarea, being “eaten of worms” (Acts” “12:23), A.D. 44. (Comp. Josephus, Ant. xix. 8.)”
“Son of the foregoing, was born at Rome, A.D. 27. He was the” brother of Bernice and Drusilla. The Emperor Claudius (A.D. 48) invested him with the office of superintendent of the Temple of “Jerusalem, and made him governor (A.D. 50) of Chalcis. He was” “afterwards raised to the rank of king, and made governor over” “the tetrarchy of Philip and Lysanias (Acts 25:13; 26:2, 7). It” was before him that Paul delivered (A.D. 59) his speech recorded in Acts 26. His private life was very profligate. He died (the “last of his race) at Rome, at the age of about seventy years,” A.D. 100.
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