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
A bow. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21; 24:29). “(2.) A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36). (3.) A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12). (4.) The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5). “(5.) A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1 “Sam. 9:1, 3; 10:11, 21; 14:51; 2 Sam. 21:14). All that is” recorded of him is that he sent his son Saul in search of his “asses that had strayed, and that he was buried in Zelah. Called” “Cis, Acts 13:21 (R.V., Kish).”
“Hardness, a city of Issachar assigned to the Gershonite Levites” “(Josh. 19:20), the same as Kishon (21:28).”
“Winding, a winter torrent of Central Palestine, which rises” “about the roots of Tabor and Gilboa, and passing in a northerly” “direction through the plains of Esdraelon and Acre, falls into” the Mediterranean at the north-eastern corner of the bay of “Acre, at the foot of Carmel. It is the drain by which the waters” of the plain of Esdraelon and of the mountains that surround it find their way to the sea. It bears the modern name of Nahr “el-Mokattah, i.e., “the river of slaughter” (comp. 1 Kings” 18:40). In the triumphal song of Deborah (Judg. 5:21) it is “spoken of as “that ancient river,” either (1) because it had” “flowed on for ages, or (2), according to the Targum, because it” “was “the torrent in which were shown signs and wonders to Israel” “of old;” or (3) probably the reference is to the exploits in” “that region among the ancient Canaanites, for the adjoining” plain of Esdraelon was the great battle-field of Palestine. “This was the scene of the defeat of Sisera (Judg. 4:7, 13), and of the destruction of the prophets of Baal by Elijah (1 Kings “18:40). “When the Kishon was at its height, it would be, partly” “on account of its quicksands, as impassable as the ocean itself” “to a retreating army.” (See ]DEBORAH.)”
Definition of Kish: “hard; difficult; straw; for age”
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