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
“Horseman, or chariot. (1.) One of Ishbosheth’s “captains of” “bands” or leaders of predatory troops (2 Sam. 4:2).” “(2.) The father of Jehonadab, who was the father of the “Rechabites (2 Kings 10:15, 23; Jer. 35:6-19).”
The descendants of Rechab through Jonadab or Jehonadab. They “belonged to the Kenites, who accompanied the children of Israel” “into Palestine, and dwelt among them. Moses married a Kenite” “wife (Judg. 1:16), and Jael was the wife of “Heber the Kenite” (4:17). Saul also showed kindness to the Kenites (1 Sam. 15:6). “The main body of the Kenites dwelt in cities, and adopted” settled habits of life (30:29); but Jehonadab forbade his descendants to drink wine or to live in cities. They were commanded to lead always a nomad life. They adhered to the law “laid down by Jonadab, and were noted for their fidelity to the” old-established custom of their family in the days of Jeremiah (35); and this feature of their character is referred to by the prophet for the purpose of giving point to his own exhortation. They are referred to in Neh. 3:14 and 1 Chr. 2:55. Dr. Wolff “(1839) found in Arabia, near Mecca, a tribe claiming to be” descendants of Jehonadab; and recently a Bedouin tribe has been found near the Dead Sea who also profess to be descendants of the same Kenite chief.
Definition of Rechab: “square; chariot with team of four horses”
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