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
“Weight, the common standard both of weight and value among the” “Hebrews. It is estimated at 220 English grains, or a little more” “than half an ounce avoirdupois. The “shekel of the sanctuary” (Ex. 30:13; Num. 3:47) was equal to twenty gerahs (Ezek. 45:12). “There were shekels of gold (1 Chr. 21:25), of silver (1 Sam.” “9:8), of brass (17:5), and of iron (7). When it became a coined” “piece of money, the shekel of gold was equivalent to about 2” “pound of our money. Six gold shekels, according to the later” “Jewish system, were equal in value to fifty silver ones.” “The temple contribution, with which the public sacrifices were “bought (Ex. 30:13; 2 Chr. 24:6), consisted of one common shekel,” “or a sanctuary half-shekel, equal to two Attic drachmas. The” “coin, a stater (q.v.), which Peter found in the fish’s mouth” “paid this contribution for both him and Christ (Matt. 17:24,” “27). A zuza, or quarter of a shekel, was given by Saul to Samuel” (1 Sam. 9:8).
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