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
“Occurs only in Ex. 13:16; Deut. 6:8, and 11:18. The meaning of” “the injunction to the Israelites, with regard to the statues and” “precepts given them, that they should “bind them for a sign upon” “their hand, and have them as frontlets between their eyes,” was” that they should keep them distinctly in view and carefully attend to them. But soon after their return from Babylon they “began to interpret this injunction literally, and had” accordingly portions of the law written out and worn about their “person. These they called tephillin, i.e., “prayers.” The” “passages so written out on strips of parchment were these, Ex.” “12:2-10; 13:11-21; Deut. 6:4-9; 11:18-21. They were then “rolled” “up in a case of black calfskin, which was attached to a stiffer” “piece of leather, having a thong one finger broad and one cubit” and a half long. Those worn on the forehead were written on four “strips of parchment, and put into four little cells within a” “square case, which had on it the Hebrew letter called shin, the” “three points of which were regarded as an emblem of God.” This” case tied around the forehead in a particular way was called the tephillah on the head. (See PHYLACTERY.)
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