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 ancient metropolis of Lower Egypt, so called from its” “founder, Alexander the Great (about B.C. 333). It was for a long” “period the greatest of existing cities, for both Nineveh and” “Babylon had been destroyed, and Rome had not yet risen to” greatness. It was the residence of the kings of Egypt for 200 “years. It is not mentioned in the Old Testament, and only” “incidentally in the New. Apollos, eloquent and mighty in the” “Scriptures, was a native of this city (Acts 18:24). Many Jews” “from Alexandria were in Jerusalem, where they had a synagogue” “(Acts 6:9), at the time of Stephen’s martyrdom. At one time it” “is said that as many as 10,000 Jews resided in this city. It” “possessed a famous library of 700,000 volumes, which was burned” by the Saracens (A.D. 642). It was here that the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek. This is called the Septuagint “version, from the tradition that seventy learned men were” “engaged in executing it. It was, however, not all translated at” “one time. It was begun B.C. 280, and finished about B.C. 200 or” 150. (See VERSION.)
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