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
“During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes” formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Ex. 16:13; Num. 2:3). The diagram here given shows the position of the different tribes and the form of the encampment during “the wanderings, according to Num. 1:53; 2:2-31; 3:29, 35, 38;” 10:13-28. “The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After “the Hebrews entered Palestine, the camps then spoken of were” “exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam.” “29:1; 30:9, etc.).”
“(Heb. copher), mentioned in Cant. 1:14 (R.V., “henna-flowers”);” “4:13 (R.V., “henna”), is the al-henna of the Arabs, a native of” “Egypt, producing clusters of small white and yellow odoriferous” “flowers, whence is made the Oleum Cyprineum. From its leaves is” made the peculiar auburn dye with which Eastern women stain their nails and the palms of their hands. It is found only at “Engedi, on the shore of the Dead Sea. It is known to botanists” “by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which” grows 6 or 8 feet high. The margin of the Authorized Version of “the passages above referred to has “or cypress,” not with” “reference to the conifer so called, but to the circumstance that” one of the most highly appreciated species of this plant grew in the island of Cyprus.
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