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
It is by no means certain that the Hebrews were acquainted with “mineral coal, although it is found in Syria. Their common fuel” was dried dung of animals and wood charcoal. Two different words “are found in Hebrew to denote coal, both occurring in Prov.” “26:21, “As coal [Heb. peham; i.e., “black coal”] is to burning” “coal [Heb. gehalim].” The latter of these words is used in Job” “41:21; Prov. 6:28; Isa. 44:19. The words “live coal” in Isa. 6:6″ “are more correctly “glowing stone.” In Lam. 4:8 the expression” blacker than a coal is literally rendered in the margin of the “Revised Version “darker than blackness.” “Coals of fire” (2 Sam.” “22:9, 13; Ps. 18:8, 12, 13, etc.) is an expression used” metaphorically for lightnings proceeding from God. A false “tongue is compared to “coals of juniper” (Ps. 120:4; James 3:6).” Heaping coals of fire on the head symbolizes overcoming evil with good. The words of Paul (Rom. 12:20) are equivalent to “saying, “By charity and kindness thou shalt soften down his” enmity as surely as heaping coals on the fire fuses the metal in “the crucible.”
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