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
Country of burnt faces; the Greek word by which the Hebrew Cush is rendered (Gen. 2:13; 2 Kings 19:9; Esther 1:1; Job 28:19; Ps. “68:31; 87:4), a country which lay to the south of Egypt,” “beginning at Syene on the First Cataract (Ezek. 29:10; 30:6),” and extending to beyond the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. It corresponds generally with what is now known as the “Soudan (i.e., the land of the blacks). This country was known to” “the Hebrews, and is described in Isa. 18:1; Zeph. 3:10. They” carried on some commercial intercourse with it (Isa. 45:14). “Its inhabitants were descendants of Ham (Gen. 10:6; Jer. 13:23; “Isa. 18:2, “scattered and peeled,” A.V.; but in R.V., “tall and” “smooth”). Herodotus, the Greek historian, describes them as “the” “tallest and handsomest of men.” They are frequently represented” “on Egyptian monuments, and they are all of the type of the true” “negro. As might be expected, the history of this country is” interwoven with that of Egypt. “Ethiopia is spoken of in prophecy (Ps. 68:31; 87:4; Isa. 45:14; Ezek. 30:4-9; Dan. 11:43; Nah. 3:8-10; Hab. 3:7; Zeph. 2:12).
“The chief officer or prime minister of state of Candace (q.v.),” queen of Ethiopia. He was converted to Christianity through the instrumentality of Philip (Act 8:27). The northern portion of “Ethiopia formed the kingdom of Meroe, which for a long period” “was ruled over by queens, and it was probably from this kingdom” that the eunuch came.
Definition of Ethiopia: “blackness; heat”
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