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
“Jehovah has concealed, or Jehovah of darkness. (1.) The son of” “Cushi, and great-grandson of Hezekiah, and the ninth in the” order of the minor prophets. He prophesied in the days of “Josiah, king of Judah (B.C. 641-610), and was contemporary with” “Jeremiah, with whom he had much in common. The book of his” prophecies consists of: “(a) An introduction (1:1-6), announcing the judgment of the “world, and the judgment upon Israel, because of their” transgressions. “(b) The description of the judgment (1:7-18). (c) An exhortation to seek God while there is still time (2:1-3). (d) The announcement of judgment on the heathen (2:4-15). (e) The hopeless misery of Jerusalem (3:1-7). (f) The promise of salvation (3:8-20). “(2.) The son of Maaseiah, the “second priest” in the reign of “Zedekiah, often mentioned in Jeremiah as having been sent from” the king to inquire (Jer. 21:1) regarding the coming woes which “he had denounced, and to entreat the prophet’s intercession that” “the judgment threatened might be averted (Jer. 29:25, 26, 29;” “37:3; 52:24). He, along with some other captive Jews, was put to” “death by the king of Babylon “at Riblah in the land of Hamath” (2 Kings 25:21). “(3.) A Kohathite ancestor of the prophet Samuel (1 Chr. 6:36). “(4.) The father of Josiah, the priest who dwelt in Jerusalem when Darius issued the decree that the temple should be rebuilt (Zech. 6:10).
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