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. peres = to “break” or “crush”, the lammer-geier, or bearded” “vulture, the largest of the whole vulture tribe. It was an” unclean bird (Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12). It is not a gregarious “bird, and is found but rarely in Palestine. “When the other” “vultures have picked the flesh off any animal, he comes in at” “the end of the feast, and swallows the bones, or breaks them,” and swallows the pieces if he cannot otherwise extract the marrow. The bones he cracks [hence the appropriateness of the “name ossifrage, i.e., “bone-breaker”] by letting them fall on a” “rock from a great height. He does not, however, confine himself” “to these delicacies, but whenever he has an opportunity will” “devour lambs, kids, or hares. These he generally obtains by” “pushing them over cliffs, when he has watched his opportunity;” “and he has been known to attack men while climbing rocks, and” dash them against the bottom. But tortoises and serpents are his ordinary food…No doubt it was a lammer-geier that mistook the “bald head of the poet AEschylus for a stone, and dropped on it” “the tortoise which killed him” (Tristram’s Nat. Hist.).”
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