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
“Hidden, spurious, the name given to certain ancient books which” found a place in the LXX. and Latin Vulgate versions of the Old “Testament, and were appended to all the great translations made” “from them in the sixteenth century, but which have no claim to” be regarded as in any sense parts of the inspired Word. “(1.) They are not once quoted by the New Testament writers, who frequently quote from the LXX. Our Lord and his apostles “confirmed by their authority the ordinary Jewish canon, which” was the same in all respects as we now have it. “(2.) These books were written not in Hebrew but in Greek, and “during the “period of silence,” from the time of Malachi, after” which oracles and direct revelations from God ceased till the Christian era. “(3.) The contents of the books themselves show that they were no part of Scripture. The Old Testament Apocrypha consists of “fourteen books, the chief of which are the Books of the” “Maccabees (q.v.), the Books of Esdras, the Book of Wisdom, the” “Book of Baruch, the Book of Esther, Ecclesiasticus, Tobit,” “Judith, etc.” “The New Testament Apocrypha consists of a very extensive “literature, which bears distinct evidences of its non-apostolic” “origin, and is utterly unworthy of regard.”
Definition of Apocrypha: “hidden”
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