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
This word generally denotes a person from a foreign land residing in Palestine. Such persons enjoyed many privileges in “common with the Jews, but still were separate from them. The” relation of the Jews to strangers was regulated by special laws (Deut. 23:3; 24:14-21; 25:5; 26:10-13). A special signification is also sometimes attached to this word. In Gen. 23:4 it denotes “one resident in a foreign land; Ex. 23:9, one who is not a Jew;” “Num. 3:10, one who is not of the family of Aaron; Ps. 69:8, an” alien or an unknown person. The Jews were allowed to purchase “strangers as slaves (Lev. 25:44, 45), and to take usury from” them (Deut. 23:20).
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