“And Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch.” This is the same Herod above mentioned, the murderer of the apostles, eaten up by worms and precipitated into an awful hell. There is a great diversity in natural temper. It is also found in 2 Maccabees 9:29, and once in the N.T. Acts 13:1-13 1 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. To which of the two offices the five here named are to be respectively assigned, we cannot be certain; but if, as we can hardly doubt, Barnabas and Saul were the distinguished "teachers," we cannot be far wrong in presuming that the other three, while acting as their assistants in the teaching department, were endued with the prophetic gift also; a presumption confirmed by the fact that the prophetic call, to which we are next to come - "Separate me Barnabas and Saul" - must have proceeded from others than themselves; and if so, surely from one or other of the remaining three. If this Manaen was attracted to Peraea after his foster-brother's accession to power, he might have heard the Gospel from the lips of Christ Himself when He sojourned there, or from one of His disciples; and if he came to Jerusalem among the multitudes who flocked to it at Pentecost, and was one of the thousands of converts during those first days of the Gospel, remaining with them until driven thence by persecution, he may just as well have joined the small party who found their way to Antioch as have gone anywhere else, and may have been honoured, along with them, to plant the standard of the Cross there. ‘Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.’. Acts 13 records the beginning of what is usually called Paul's first missionary journey. The words of Joel were now to receive a wider fulfilment. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". (See note on Matthew 14:2.). We see from the ‘Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,’ chap. "Commentary on Acts 13:1". It seems that none of the prophets or teachers were local Antiochenes, although in a cosmopolitan city that is not necessarily surprising. [Note: E.g, John Wenham, "The Identification of Luke ," Evangelical Quarterly63:1 (1991):32-38.] (W. Denton, M. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/acts-13.html. They might discharge both offices, predicting future events, and instructing the people. certain prophets and teachers; who were both prophets and teachers, though these are sometimes distinguished; who had both a gift of foretelling things to come, as Agabus and others, and of explaining the prophecies of the Old Testament, and of teaching the people evangelic truths; these, at least some of them, came from Jerusalem hither, Acts 11:27. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod -, Which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch -. Two boys who grew up together, one kills John the Baptist and the other becomes a faithful Christian. The Holy Ghost never intended that we should.  In any event, a very close connection with the tetrarch Herod is indicated. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. He might have been connected with the royal family, and, being nearly of the same age, was educated by the father of Herod Antipas with him. He was in Palestine from the resurrection to the dispersion of the Pentecostal Church. Others are animated by an ambition that proves a snare. (J. Lathrop, D. D.). Antipas and Archelaus were sent to receive their education at Rome, and Manaen would naturally share this training. It is at least unnecessary. And the Holy Ghost said, “Now” is the time to begin. 1840-57. What the identity of name renders probable is that on the refusal of the old man the king transferred his offer of patronage to his son, or grandson, and had brought him up as the companion of one of his favourite sons. But the attempt failed, and he had the mortification of seeing his tetrarchy merged in the kingdom of Agrippa, and was exiled first to Gaul and then to Spain. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch.—Literally, the foster-brother of Herod.  H. Leo Boles, Commentary on Acts (Nashville: Gospel Advocate Company, 1953), p. 199. 3. λεοντιος, Leontius, λεοντας, Leontas, is an exact instance of the identity of the terminations ιος, ius, and ας, as, such as we have in λουκιος, Lucius, and λουκας, Lucas. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. At the very time that the one foster-brother was prominent among the ministers of Christ, the other was living in a dishonoured exile with a dark past and a hopeless future--a fact of daily experience, viz., that the lives of men may begin, in the closest companionship, and under nearly the same conditions, and yet the end of the one shall be honour and the other shame. Manaen is probably an instance of one who passed from Essenism to Christianity, (see note on Matthew 3:7,) and became one of the saints in Herod’s household. in the present passage. Brought up with—The foster-brother. "Prophets and teachers" The prophets were inspired, a teacher may or may not be inspired. which had been brought up with — or, the foster brother of. The church that was at Antioch. There is in all an inclination to evil, but in a different degree. It was time for them to make their choice. To such a man the Gentile Church, in its infancy, must have owed much. Acts 7:58 to Acts 8:3; Acts 9:1-30; Acts 11:25-30). (Dean Plumptre. Go to. Saul, (who also is called Paul) preacheth in the Synagogue.