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
First mentioned in the command (Ex. 30:11-16) that every Jew “from twenty years and upward should pay an annual tax of “half a” “shekel for an offering to the Lord.” This enactment was” faithfully observed for many generations (2 Chr. 24:6; Matt. 17:24). “Afterwards, when the people had kings to reign over them, they “began, as Samuel had warned them (1 Sam. 8:10-18), to pay taxes” “for civil purposes (1 Kings 4:7; 9:15; 12:4). Such taxes, in” “increased amount, were afterwards paid to the foreign princes” that ruled over them. “In the New Testament the payment of taxes, imposed by lawful “rulers, is enjoined as a duty (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Pet. 2:13, 14).” Mention is made of the tax (telos) on merchandise and travellers (Matt. 17:25); the annual tax (phoros) on property (Luke 20:22; “23:2); the poll-tax (kensos, “tribute,” Matt. 17:25; 22:17; Mark” “12:14); and the temple-tax (“tribute money” = two drachmas =” “half shekel, Matt. 17:24-27; comp. Ex. 30:13). (See” TRIBUTE)
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