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
“Oil-press, the name of an olive-yard at the foot of the Mount of” “Olives, to which Jesus was wont to retire (Luke 22:39) with his” “disciples, and which is specially memorable as being the scene” of his agony (Mark 14:32; John 18:1; Luke 22:44). The plot of “ground pointed out as Gethsemane is now surrounded by a wall,” and is laid out as a modern European flower-garden. It contains “eight venerable olive-trees, the age of which cannot, however,” be determined. The exact site of Gethsemane is still in “question. Dr. Thomson (The Land and the Book) says: “When I” “first came to Jerusalem, and for many years afterward, this plot” of ground was open to all whenever they chose to come and “meditate beneath its very old olivetrees. The Latins, however,” have within the last few years succeeded in gaining sole “possession, and have built a high wall around it…The Greeks” have invented another site a little to the north of it…My own impression is that both are wrong. The position is too near the “city, and so close to what must have always been the great” “thoroughfare eastward, that our Lord would scarcely have” selected it for retirement on that dangerous and dismal night…I am inclined to place the garden in the secluded vale several hundred yards to the north-east of the present “Gethsemane.”
Definition of Gethsemane: “a very fat or plentiful vale”
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