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
“(Heb. rothem), called by the Arabs retem, and known as Spanish” “broom; ranked under the genus genista. It is a desert shrub, and” abounds in many parts of Palestine. In the account of his “journey from Akabah to Jerusalem, Dr. Robinson says: “This is” “the largest and most conspicuous shrub of these deserts, growing” thickly in the water-courses and valleys. Our Arabs always “selected the place of encampment, if possible, in a spot where” “it grew, in order to be sheltered by it at night from the wind;” “and during the day, when they often went on in advance of the” “camels, we found them not unfrequently sitting or sleeping under” a bush of retem to shelter them from the sun. It was in this “very desert, a day’s journey from Beersheba, that the prophet” “Elijah lay down and slept beneath the same shrub” (1 Kings 19:4,” “5). It afforded material for fuel, and also in cases of” extremity for human food (Ps. 120:4; Job 30:4). One of the “encampments in the wilderness of Paran is called Rithmah, i.e.,” place of broom (Num. 33:18). “The Bedawin of Sinai still burn this very plant into a charcoal “which throws out the most intense heat.”
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