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
“A hill or hill-town, “of Benjamin” (1 Sam. 13:15), better known” “as “Gibeah of Saul” (11:4; Isa. 10:29). It was here that the” terrible outrage was committed on the Levite’s concubine which led to the almost utter extirpation of the tribe of Benjamin “(Judg. 19; 20), only six hundred men surviving after a” succession of disastrous battles. This was the birthplace of “Saul, and continued to be his residence after he became king (1” Sam. 10:26; 11:4; 15:34). It was reckoned among the ancient sanctuaries of Palestine (10:26; 15:34; 23:19; 26:1; 2 Sam. “21:6-10), and hence it is called “Gibeah of God” (1 Sam. 10:5,” R.V. marg.). It has been identified with the modern Tell el-Ful “(i.e., “hill of the bean”), about 3 miles north of Jerusalem.”
“(Josh. 15:57, R.V. marg.), a city on Mount Ephraim which had” “been given to Phinehas (24:33 “hill,” A.V.; R.V. marg. and Heb.,” Gibeah.). Here Eleazar the son of Aaron was buried. It has “been identified with the modern Khurbet Jibia, 5 miles north of” Guphna towards Shechem.
“(Josh. 5:3, marg.), hill of the foreskins, a place at Gilgal” where those who had been born in the wilderness were “circumcised. All the others, i.e., those who were under twenty” “years old at the time of the sentence at Kadesh, had already” been circumcised.
Definition of Gibeah: “a hill”
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