It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)


. . . as it is written in the Book of Jashar.


13 …  

The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.


2 Samuel 1:

18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

The king represents God as the defender of the poor and needy.


Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.


Make your calling sure: Partakers of the divine nature. Believers are not absorbed into deity, nor do they become divine. Rather, they have received the Holy Spirit and are sons of God. As such they are being conformed to the likeness of Christ and the image of God in them is being renewed in true righteousness.

(2 Peter 1:4)
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

(2 Corinthians 5:17)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!



Paul’s First Missionary Journey. This was Antioch in Syria, there was a Gospel church, and where the disciples were first called Christians.

Three factors demonstrate the shift that takes place in chapter 13. The spread of the gospel in the earlier chapters was often the result of persecution. Now it becomes the result of a program – missions.

(Acts 13:1) Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

The nickname Niger means “black”, and refers to a dark complexion and/or African descent.

The New Settlers in Jerusalem

(Nehemiah 11:3) These are the provincial leaders who settled in Jerusalem (now some Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants lived in the towns of Judah, each on their own property in the various towns,

Book of scriptures notes: 11:3-24 This list parallels 1Ch 9:2–21, a rundown of the primary inhabitants in Jerusalem after the arrival from Babylonia. About a large portion of the names in the two records are the same.