In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
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
“Adod, brave(?), the name of a Syrian god. (1.) An Edomite king” who defeated the Midianites (Gen. 36:35; 1 Chr. 1:46). “(2.) Another Edomite king (1 Chr. 1:50, 51), called also Hadar (Gen. 36:39; 1 Chr. 1:51). “(3.) One of “the king’s seed in Edom.” He fled into Egypt, where he married the sister of Pharaoh’s wife (1 Kings 11:14-22). He became one of Solomon’s adversaries. “Hadad, sharp, (a different name in Hebrew from the preceding), one of the sons of Ishmael (1 Chr. 1:30). Called also Hadar (Gen. 25:15).
“Hadad is help; called also Hadarezer, Adod is his help, the king” “of Zobah. Hanun, the king of the Ammonites, hired among others” the army of Hadadezer to assist him in his war against David. “Joab, who was sent against this confederate host, found them in” “double battle array, the Ammonities toward their capital of” “Rabbah, and the Syrian mercenaries near Medeba. In the battle” “which was fought the Syrians were scattered, and the Ammonites” in alarm fled into their capital. After this Hadadezer went “north “to recover his border” (2 Sam. 8:3, A.V.); but rather, as” “the Revised Version renders, “to recover his dominion”, i.e., to” recruit his forces. Then followed another battle with the Syrian “army thus recruited, which resulted in its being totally routed” “at Helam (2 Sam. 10:17). Shobach, the leader of the Syrian army,” “died on the field of battle. The Syrians of Damascus, who had” “come to help Hadadezer, were also routed, and Damascus was made” “tributary to David. All the spoils taken in this war, “shields” “of gold” and “very much brass,” from which afterwards the” “brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass for the” “temple were made (1 Chr. 18:8), were brought to Jerusalem and” dedicated to Jehovah. Thus the power of the Ammonites and the “Syrians was finally broken, and David’s empire extended to the” Euphrates (2 Sam. 10:15-19; 1 Chr. 19:15-19).
“(composed of the names of two Syrian idols), the name of a place” in the valley of Megiddo. It is alluded to by the prophet Zechariah (12:11) in a proverbial expression derived from the “lamentation for Josiah, who was mortally wounded near this place” (2 Chr. 35:22-25). It has been identified with the modern “Rummaneh, a village “at the foot of the Megiddo hills, in a” notch or valley about an hour and a half south of Tell “Metzellim.”
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