Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“Light soil, first mentioned in Gen. 14:5, where it is said that” “Chedorlaomer and his confederates “smote the Rephaim in” “Ashteroth,” where Og the king of Bashan had his residence. At” “the time of Israel’s entrance into the Promised Land, Og came” “out against them, but was utterly routed (Num. 21:33-35; Deut.” 3:1-7). This country extended from Gilead in the south to Hermon “in the north, and from the Jordan on the west to Salcah on the” east. Along with the half of Gilead it was given to the “half-tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 13:29-31). Golan, one of its” “cities, became a “city of refuge” (Josh. 21:27). Argob, in” “Bashan, was one of Solomon’s commissariat districts (1 Kings” 4:13). The cities of Bashan were taken by Hazael (2 Kings “10:33), but were soon after reconquered by Jehoash (2 Kings” “13:25), who overcame the Syrians in three battles, according to” the word of Elisha (19). From this time Bashan almost disappears “from history, although we read of the wild cattle of its rich” “pastures (Ezek. 39:18; Ps. 22:12), the oaks of its forests (Isa.” “2:13; Ezek. 27:6; Zech. 11:2), and the beauty of its extensive” “plains (Amos 4:1; Jer. 50:19). Soon after the conquest, the name” Gilead was given to the whole country beyond Jordan. After the “Exile, Bashan was divided into four districts, (1.) Gaulonitis,” “or Jaulan, the most western; (2.) Auranitis, the Hauran (Ezek.” “47:16); (3.) Argob or Trachonitis, now the Lejah; and (4.)” “Batanaea, now Ard-el-Bathanyeh, on the east of the Lejah, with” many deserted towns almost as perfect as when they were inhabited. (See [HAURAN.)
“(Ps. 68:15), probably another name for Hermon, which lies to the” north of Bashan.
“The Bashan of the villages of Jair, the general name given to” “Argob by Jair, the son of Manasseh (Deut. 3:14), containing” sixty cities with walls and brazen gates (Josh. 13:30; 1 Kings 4:13). (See ARGOB.)
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