Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“(Matt. 2:18), the Greek form of Ramah. (1.) A city first” “mentioned in Josh. 18:25, near Gibeah of Benjamin. It was” “fortified by Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:17-22; 2 Chr.” “16:1-6). Asa, king of Judah, employed Benhadad the Syrian king” “to drive Baasha from this city (1 Kings 15:18, 20). Isaiah” “(10:29) refers to it, and also Jeremiah, who was once a prisoner” there among the other captives of Jerusalem when it was taken by “Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 39:8-12; 40:1). Rachel, whose tomb lies” “close to Bethlehem, is represented as weeping in Ramah (Jer.” 31:15) for her slaughtered children. This prophecy is illustrated and fulfilled in the re-awakening of Rachel’s grief at the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem (Matt. 2:18). It is “identified with the modern village of er-Ram, between Gibeon and” “Beeroth, about 5 miles due north of Jerusalem. (See” SAMUEL.) “(2.) A town identified with Rameh, on the border of Asher, about “13 miles south-east of Tyre, “on a solitary hill in the midst of” “a basin of green fields” (Josh. 19:29).” “(3.) One of the “fenced cities” of Naphtali (Josh. 19:36), on a “mountain slope, about seven and a half miles west-south-west of” “Safed, and 15 miles west of the north end of the Sea of Galilee,” the present large and well-built village of Rameh. “(4.) The same as Ramathaim-zophim (q.v.), a town of Mount “Ephraim (1 Sam. 1:1, 19).” “(5.) The same as Ramoth-gilead (q.v.), 2 Kings 8:29; 2 Chr. 22:06
(Heb. Ramath-negeb). The Heb. negeb is the general designation for south or south-west of Judah. This was one of the towns of “Simeon (Josh. 19:8). It is the same as “south Ramoth” (1 Sam.” “30:27; R.V., “Ramoth of the south”). Its site is doubtful. Some” have thought it another name for Baalath-beer.
The two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 “Sam. 1:1), “in the land of Zuph” (9:5). Ramathaim is another” name for Ramah (4). “One of the Levitical families descended from Kohath, that of “Zuph or Zophai (1 Chr. 6:26, 35), had a district assigned to” “them in Ephraim, which from this circumstance was called “the” “land of Zuph,” and hence the name of the town, “Zophim.” It was” the birth-place of Samuel and the seat of his authority (1 Sam. 2:11; 7:17). It is frequently mentioned in the history of that prophet and of David (15:34; 16:13; 19:18-23). Here Samuel died and was buried (25:1). “This town has been identified with the modern Neby Samwil (“the “prophet Samuel”), about 4 or 5 miles north-west of Jerusalem.” But there is no certainty as to its precise locality. Some have supposed that it may be identical with Arimathea of the New Testament. (See MIZPAH).
“The designation given to Shimei, the manager of David’s vineyard” (1 Chr. 27:27).
“Elevation of Lehi, or the jawbone height; i.e., the Ramah of” “Lehi (Judg. 15:15-17). The phrase “in the jaw,” ver. 19,” “Authorized Version, is in the margin, also in the Revised” “Version, “in Lehi.” Here Samson slew a thousand Philistines with” a jawbone.
“The height of Mizpeh or of the watch-tower (Josh. 13:26), a” place mentioned as one of the limits of Gad. There were two Mizpehs on the east of the Jordan. This was the Mizpeh where “Jacob and Laban made a covenant, “Mizpeh of Gilead,” called also” Galeed and Jegar-sahadutha. It has been identified with the “modern es-Salt, where the roads from Jericho and from Shechem to” “Damascus unite, about 25 miles east of the Jordan and 13 south” of the Jabbok.
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