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
The Jewish high priest (A.D. 27-36) at the beginning of our “Lord’s public ministry, in the reign of Tiberius (Luke 3:2), and” also at the time of his condemnation and crucifixion (Matt. “26:3, 57; John 11:49; 18:13, 14). He held this office during the” whole of Pilate’s administration. His wife was the daughter of “Annas, who had formerly been high priest, and was probably the” vicar or deputy (Heb. sagan) of Caiaphas. He was of the sect of “the Sadducees (Acts 5:17), and was a member of the council when” “he gave his opinion that Jesus should be put to death “for the” “people, and that the whole nation perish not” (John 11:50). In” “these words he unconsciously uttered a prophecy. “Like Saul, he” “was a prophet in spite of himself.” Caiaphas had no power to” “inflict the punishment of death, and therefore Jesus was sent to” “Pilate, the Roman governor, that he might duly pronounce the” sentence against him (Matt. 27:2; John 18:28). At a later period his hostility to the gospel is still manifest (Acts 4:6). (See ANNAS.)
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