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
“(1.) Heb. haral, “pricking” or “burning,” Prov. 24:30, 31 (R.V.” “marg., “wild vetches”); Job 30:7; Zeph. 2:9. Many have supposed” “that some thorny or prickly plant is intended by this word, such” “as the bramble, the thistle, the wild plum, the cactus or” “prickly pear, etc. It may probably be a species of mustard, the” “Sinapis arvensis, which is a pernicious weed abounding in” “corn-fields. Tristram thinks that this word “designates the” “prickly acanthus (Acanthus spinosus), a very common and” “troublesome weed in the plains of Palestine.” “(2.) Heb. qimmosh, Isa. 34:13; Hos. 9:6; Prov. 24:31 (in both “versions, “thorns”). This word has been regarded as denoting” “thorns, thistles, wild camomile; but probably it is correctly” “rendered “nettle,” the Urtica pilulifera, “a tall and vigorous” “plant, often 6 feet high, the sting of which is much more severe” “and irritating than that of our common nettle.”
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