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 vessel in which incense was presented on “the golden altar” before the Lord in the temple (Ex. 30:1-9). The priest filled the censer with live coal from the sacred fire on the altar of “burnt-offering, and having carried it into the sanctuary, there” “threw upon the burning coals the sweet incense (Lev. 16:12, 13),” “which sent up a cloud of smoke, filling the apartment with” “fragrance. The censers in daily use were of brass (Num. 16:39),” “and were designated by a different Hebrew name, miktereth (2” Chr. 26:19; Ezek. 8:11): while those used on the day of “Atonement were of gold, and were denoted by a word (mahtah)” “meaning “something to take fire with;” LXX. pureion = a” fire-pan. Solomon prepared for the temple censers of pure gold (1 Kings 7:50; 2 Chr. 4:22). The angel in the Apocalypse is “represented with a golden censer (Rev. 8:3, 5). Paul speaks of” the golden censer as belonging to the tabernacle (Heb. 9:4). The “Greek word thumiaterion, here rendered “censer,” may more” “appropriately denote, as in the margin of Revised Version, “the” “altar of incense.” Paul does not here say that the thumiaterion” “was in the holiest, for it was in the holy place, but that the” “holiest had it, i.e., that it belonged to the holiest (1 Kings” 6:22). It was intimately connected with the high priest’s service in the holiest. “The manner in which the censer is to be used is described in Num. 4:14; Lev. 16:12.
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