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
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
“Middle district, Vulgate, Messa. (1.) A plain in that part of” the boundaries of Arabia inhabited by the descendants of Joktan (Gen. 10:30). “(2.) Heb. meysh’a, “deliverance,” the eldest son of Caleb (1 “Chr. 2:42), and brother of Jerahmeel.” “(3.) Heb. id, a king of Moab, the son of Chemosh-Gad, a man of great wealth in flocks and herds (2 Kings 3:4). After the death “of Ahab at Ramoth-Gilead, Mesha shook off the yoke of Israel;” “but on the ascension of Jehoram to the throne of Israel, that” king sought the help of Jehoshaphat in an attempt to reduce the Moabites again to their former condition. The united armies of “the two kings came unexpectedly on the army of the Moabites, and” gained over them an easy victory. The whole land was devastated “by the conquering armies, and Mesha sought refuge in his last” “stronghold, Kir-harasheth (q.v.). Reduced to despair, he” “ascended the wall of the city, and there, in the sight of the” “allied armies, offered his first-born son a sacrifice to” “Chemosh, the fire-god of the Moabites. This fearful spectacle” “filled the beholders with horror, and they retired from before” “the besieged city, and recrossed the Jordan laden with spoil (2” Kings 3:25-27). “The exploits of Mesha are recorded in the Phoenician inscription “on a block of black basalt found at Dibon, in Moab, usually” “called the “Moabite stone” (q.v.).”
“The title given to Mishael, one of the three Hebrew youths who” were under training at the Babylonian court for the rank of Magi (Dan. 1:7; 2:49; 3:12-30). This was probably the name of some Chaldean god.
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