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
“Coal; hot stone, the daughter of Aiah, and one of Saul’s” concubines. She was the mother of Armoni and Mephibosheth (2 “Sam. 3:7; 21:8, 10, 11).” “It happened that a grievous famine, which lasted for three “years, fell upon the land during the earlier half of David’s” “reign at Jerusalem. This calamity was sent “for Saul and for his” “bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.” David inquired of” “the Gibeonites what satisfaction they demanded, and was answered” that nothing would compensate for the wrong Saul had done to them but the death of seven of Saul’s sons. David accordingly delivered up to them the two sons of Rizpah and five of the sons “of Merab (q.v.), Saul’s eldest daughter, whom she bore to” “Adriel. These the Gibeonites put to death, and hung up their” bodies before the Lord at the sanctuary at Gibeah. Rizpah “thereupon took her place on the rock of Gibeah (q.v.), and for” “five months watched the suspended bodies of her children, to” prevent them from being devoured by the beasts and birds of “prey, till they were at length taken down and buried by David.” “Her marriage to Abner was the occasion of a quarrel between him “and Ishbosheth, which led to Abner’s going over to the side of” David (2 Sam. 3:17-21).
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