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
“In Galilee, to the north of Issachar and south of Asher and” “Naphtali (Josh. 19:10-16), and between the Sea of Galilee and” the Mediterranean. According to ancient prophecy this part of Galilee enjoyed a large share of our Lord’s public ministry “(Isa. 9:1, 2; Matt. 4:12-16).”
Numbered at Sinai (Num. 1:31) and before entering Canaan (26:27). It was one of the tribes which did not drive out the “Canaanites, but only made them tributary (Judg. 1:30). It took” “little interest in public affairs. It responded, however,” “readily to the summons of Gideon (6:35), and afterwards assisted” “in enthroning David at Hebron (1 Chr. 12:33, 40). Along with the” “other northern tribes, Zebulun was carried away into the land of” Assyria by Tiglath-pileser (2 Kings 15:29). “In Deborah’s song the words, “Out of Zebulun they that handle “the pen of the writer” (Judg. 5:14) has been rendered in the” “R.V., “They that handle the marshal’s staff.” This is a” “questionable rendering. “The word sopher (`scribe’ or ‘writer’)” defines the word shebhet (`rod’ or `pen’) with which it is conjoined. The `rod of the scribe’ on the Assyrian monuments was “the stylus of wood or metal, with the help of which the clay” “tablet was engraved, or the papyrus inscribed with characters.” The scribe who wielded it was the associate and assistant of the “`lawgivers.'” (Sayce).”
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