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
“Are at the present day “eaten from a round table little higher” “than a stool, guests sitting cross-legged on mats or small” “carpets in a circle, and dipping their fingers into one large” dish heaped with a mixture of boiled rice and other grain and “meat. But in the time of our Lord, and perhaps even from the” “days of Amos (6:4, 7), the foreign custom had been largely” “introduced of having broad couches, forming three sides of a” “small square, the guests reclining at ease on their elbows” “during meals, with their faces to the space within, up and down” “which servants passed offering various dishes, or in the absence” “of servants, helping themselves from dishes laid on a table set” “between the couches.” Geikie’s Life of Christ. (Comp. Luke” 7:36-50.) (See ABRAHAM’S BOSOM; BANQUET; FEAST.)
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