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
“Pure, a superintendant of customs; a chief tax-gather” “(publicanus) at Jericho (Luke 19:1-10). “The collection of” “customs at Jericho, which at this time produced and exported a” “considerable quantity of balsam, was undoubtedly an important” “post, and would account for Zacchaeus being a rich man.” Being” “short of stature, he hastened on before the multitude who were” thronging about Christ as he passed through Jericho on his way “to Jerusalem, and climbed up a sycamore tree that he might be” able to see him. When our Lord reached the spot he looked up to “the publican among the branches, and addressing him by name,” “told him to make haste and come down, as he intended that day to” abide at his house. This led to the remarkable interview “recorded by the evangelist, and to the striking parable of the” ten pounds (Luke 19:12-27). At Er-riha (Jericho) there is a “large, venerable looking square tower, which goes by the” traditional name of the House of Zacchaeus.
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