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
“A native of Syria and Palestine. In form, blossoms, and fruit it” resembles the peach tree. Its blossoms are of a very pale pink “colour, and appear before its leaves. Its Hebrew name, shaked,” “signifying “wakeful, hastening,” is given to it on account of” “its putting forth its blossoms so early, generally in February,” “and sometimes even in January. In Eccl. 12:5, it is referred to” “as illustrative, probably, of the haste with which old age” “comes. There are others, however, who still contend for the old” “interpretation here. “The almond tree bears its blossoms in the” “midst of winter, on a naked, leafless stem, and these blossoms” (reddish or flesh-coloured in the beginning) seem at the time of their fall exactly like white snow-flakes. In this way the “almond blossom is a very fitting symbol of old age, with its” “silvery hair and its wintry, dry, barren, unfruitful condition.” “In Jer. 1:11 “I see a rod of an almond tree [shaked]…for I” “will hasten [shaked] my word to perform it” the word is used as” an emblem of promptitude. Jacob desired his sons (Gen. 43:11) to “take with them into Egypt of the best fruits of the land,” “almonds, etc., as a present to Joseph, probably because this” tree was not a native of Egypt. Aaron’s rod yielded almonds (Num. 17:8; Heb. 9:4). Moses was directed to make certain parts “of the candlestick for the ark of carved work “like unto” “almonds” (Ex. 25:33, 34). The Hebrew word luz, translated” “hazel in the Authorized Version (Gen. 30:37), is rendered in” “the Revised Version “almond.” It is probable that luz denotes” “the wild almond, while shaked denotes the cultivated variety.”
Definition of Almon: “hidden”
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