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
Burying was among the Jews the only mode of disposing of corpses “(Gen. 23:19; 25:9; 35:8, 9, etc.).” “The first traces of burning the dead are found in 1 Sam. 31:12. The burning of the body was affixed by the law of Moses as a penalty to certain crimes (Lev. 20:14; 21:9). “To leave the dead unburied was regarded with horror (1 Kings “13:22; 14:11; 16:4; 21:24, etc.).” “In the earliest times of which we have record kinsmen carried “their dead to the grave (Gen. 25:9; 35:29; Judg. 16:31), but in” later times this was done by others (Amos 6:16). “Immediately after decease the body was washed, and then wrapped in a large cloth (Acts 9:37; Matt. 27:59; Mark 15:46). In the “case of persons of distinction, aromatics were laid on the folds” of the cloth (John 19:39; comp. John 12:7). “As a rule the burial (q.v.) took place on the very day of the “death (Acts 5:6, 10), and the body was removed to the grave in” an open coffin or on a bier (Luke 7:14). After the burial a “funeral meal was usually given (2 Sam. 3:35; Jer. 16:5, 7; Hos.” 9:4).
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