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
“Highlanders, or hillmen, the name given to the descendants of” “one of the sons of Canaan (Gen. 14:7), called Amurra or Amurri” in the Assyrian and Egyptian inscriptions. On the early “Babylonian monuments all Syria, including Palestine, is known as” the land of the Amorites. The southern slopes of the mountains “of Judea are called the “mount of the Amorites” (Deut. 1:7, 19,” 20). They seem to have originally occupied the land stretching from the heights west of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:7) to Hebron (13. “Comp. 13:8; Deut. 3:8; 4:46-48), embracing “all Gilead and all” “Bashan” (Deut. 3:10), with the Jordan valley on the east of the” “river (4:49), the land of the “two kings of the Amorites,” Sihon” and Og (Deut. 31:4; Josh. 2:10; 9:10). The five kings of the Amorites were defeated with great slaughter by Joshua (10:10). “They were again defeated at the waters of Merom by Joshua, who” smote them till there were none remaining (Josh. 11:8). It is mentioned as a surprising circumstance that in the days of Samuel there was peace between them and the Israelites (1 Sam. 7:14). The discrepancy supposed to exist between Deut. 1:44 and Num. 14:45 is explained by the circumstance that the terms “Amorites and “Amalekites” are used synonymously for the” Canaanites. In the same way we explain the fact that the “Hivites of Gen. 34:2 are the “Amorites” of 48:22. Comp. Josh.” 10:6; 11:19 with 2 Sam. 21:2; also Num. 14:45 with Deut. 1:44. The Amorites were warlike mountaineers. They are represented on “the Egyptian monuments with fair skins, light hair, blue eyes,” “aquiline noses, and pointed beards. They are supposed to have” “been men of great stature; their king, Og, is described by Moses” “as the last “of the remnant of the giants” (Deut. 3:11). Both” Sihon and Og were independent kings. Only one word of the “Amorite language survives, “Shenir,” the name they gave to Mount” Hermon (Deut. 3:9).
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