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
“The street called “Straight” at Damascus (Acts 9:11) is “a long” “broad street, running from east to west, about a mile in length,” “and forming the principal thoroughfare in the city.” In Oriental” towns streets are usually narrow and irregular and filthy (Ps. “18:42; Isa. 10:6). “It is remarkable,” says Porter, “that all” “the important cities of Palestine and Syria Samaria, Caesarea,” “Gerasa, Bozrah, Damascus, Palmyra, had their `straight streets'” “running through the centre of the city, and lined with stately” rows of columns. The most perfect now remaining are those of “Palmyra and Gerasa, where long ranges of the columns still” “stand.”, Through Samaria, etc.”
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