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
“(Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., “court”), the open court or” quadrangle belonging to the high priest’s house. In Matt. 26:69 “and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered “palace” in the” “Authorized Version, but correctly “court” in the Revised” “Version. In John 10:1, 16 it means a “sheep-fold.” In Matt.” “27:27 and Mark 15:16 (A.V., “common hall;” R.V., “palace”) it” refers to the proetorium or residence of the Roman governor at “Jerusalem. The “porch” in Matt. 26:71 is the entrance-hall or” “passage leading into the central court, which is open to the” sky.
“Praise, the name given to the group of Psalms 113-118, which are” “preeminently psalms of praise. It is called “The Egyptian” “Hallel,” because it was chanted in the temple whilst the” Passover lambs were being slain. It was chanted also on other “festival occasions, as at Pentecost, the feast of Tabernacles,” “and the feast of Dedication. The Levites, standing before the” “altar, chanted it verse by verse, the people responding by” repeating the verses or by intoned hallelujahs. It was also chanted in private families at the feast of Passover. This was probably the hymn which our Saviour and his disciples sung at the conclusion of the Passover supper kept by them in the upper room at Jerusalem (Matt. 26:30; Mark 14:26). “There is also another group called “The Great Hallel,” “comprehending Psalms 118-136, which was recited on the first” evening at the Passover supper and on occasions of great joy.
“Praise ye Jehovah, frequently rendered “Praise ye the LORD,” “stands at the beginning of ten of the psalms (106, 111-113, 135,” “146-150), hence called “hallelujah psalms.” From its frequent” occurrence it grew into a formula of praise. The Greek form of “the word (alleluia) is found in Rev. 19:1, 3, 4, 6.”
“To render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is” “from the Saxon, and properly means “to make holy.” The name of” “God is “hallowed”, i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9).”
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