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
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
“A city on the northeast of the marshy plain of el-Huleh, 120” “miles north of Jerusalem, and 20 miles north of the Sea of” “Galilee, at the “upper source” of the Jordan, and near the base” of Mount Hermon. It is mentioned in Matt. 16:13 and Mark 8:27 as the northern limit of our Lord’s public ministry. According to “some its original name was Baal-Gad (Josh. 11:17), or” “Baal-Hermon (Judg. 3:3; 1 Chr. 5:23), when it was a Canaanite” “sanctuary of Baal. It was afterwards called Panium or Paneas,” from a deep cavern full of water near the town. This name was given to the cavern by the Greeks of the Macedonian kingdom of “Antioch because of its likeness to the grottos of Greece, which” were always associated with the worship of their god Pan. Its “modern name is Banias. Here Herod built a temple, which he” dedicated to Augustus Caesar. This town was afterwards enlarged “and embellished by Herod Philip, the tetrarch of Trachonitis, of” “whose territory it formed a part, and was called by him Caesarea” “Philippi, partly after his own name, and partly after that of” the emperor Tiberius Caesar. It is thus distinguished from the Caesarea of Palestine.
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