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
(Heb. `arnebeth) was prohibited as food according to the Mosaic “law (Lev. 11:6; Deut. 14:7), “because he cheweth the cud, but” “divideth not the hoof.” The habit of this animal is to grind its” “teeth and move its jaw as if it actually chewed the cud. But,” “like the cony (q.v.), it is not a ruminant with four stomachs,” “but a rodent like the squirrel, rat, etc. Moses speaks of it” “according to appearance. It is interdicted because, though” “apparently chewing the cud, it did not divide the hoof.” “There are two species in Syria, (1) the Lepus Syriacus or Syrian “hare, which is like the English hare; and (2) the Lepus” “Sinaiticus, or hare of the desert. No rabbits are found in” Syria.
“Thicket, a wood in the mountains of Judah where David hid when” pursued by Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). It was possibly while he was here “that the memorable incident narrated in 2 Sam. 23:14-17, 1 Chr.” “11:16-19 occurred. This place has not been identified, but” “perhaps it may be the modern Kharas, on the borders of the chain” of mountains some 3 miles east of Keilah.
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