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
“Lev. 16:8-26; R.V., “the goat for Azazel” (q.v.), the name given” to the goat which was taken away into the wilderness on the day of Atonement (16:20-22). The priest made atonement over the “scapegoat, laying Israel’s guilt upon it, and then sent it away,” “the goat bearing “upon him all their iniquities unto a land not” “inhabited.” “At a later period an evasion or modification of the law of Moses “was introduced by the Jews. “The goat was conducted to a” “mountain named Tzuk, situated at a distance of ten Sabbath days'” “journey, or about six and a half English miles, from Jerusalem.” At this place the Judean desert was supposed to commence; and “the man in whose charge the goat was sent out, while setting him” “free, was instructed to push the unhappy beast down the slope of” “the mountain side, which was so steep as to insure the death of” “the goat, whose bones were broken by the fall. The reason of” this barbarous custom was that on one occasion the scapegoat “returned to Jerusalem after being set free, which was considered” such an evil omen that its recurrence was prevented for the “future by the death of the goat” (Twenty-one Years’ Work in the” Holy Land). This mountain is now called el-Muntar.
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