Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 11:22 - 11:22

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 11:22 - 11:22

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Came to the ears (ēkousthē eis ta ōta). First aorist passive indicative of akouō, was heard in the ears.

Of the church which was in Jerusalem (tēs ekklēsias tēs en Ierousalēm). Not yet was the term “church” applied to the group of disciples in Antioch as it is in Act 11:26; Act 13:1.

They sent forth (exapesteilan). First aorist active indicative of the double compound verb eẋapȯstellō, to send out and away. The choice of Barnabas was eminently wise. He already had a position of leadership in Jerusalem because of his generosity (Act 4:36.) and his championship of Saul after his conversion (Act 9:27). He was originally from Cyprus and probably had personal friends among some of the leaders in this new movement. He was to investigate the work of the travelling preachers (Act 11:19) all the way to Antioch (heōs Antiocheias).