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
“A Chaldee word meaning resting-place, not found in Scripture,” but used by the later Jews to designate the visible symbol of “God’s presence in the tabernacle, and afterwards in Solomon’s” “temple. When the Lord led Israel out of Egypt, he went before” “them “in a pillar of a cloud.” This was the symbol of his” presence with his people. For references made to it during the “wilderness wanderings, see Ex. 14:20; 40:34-38; Lev. 9:23, 24;” “Num. 14:10; 16:19, 42.” “It is probable that after the entrance into Canaan this glory-cloud settled in the tabernacle upon the ark of the “covenant in the most holy place. We have, however, no special” “reference to it till the consecration of the temple by Solomon,” “when it filled the whole house with its glory, so that the” priests could not stand to minister (1 Kings 8:10-13; 2 Chr. “5:13, 14; 7:1-3). Probably it remained in the first temple in” the holy of holies as the symbol of Jehovah’s presence so long as that temple stood. It afterwards disappeared. (See CLOUD.)
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