In one major passage, Barnabasrelates several facts concerning the life of Jesus: He must needs be manifested in the flesh. . . . He preached teaching Israel and performing so many wonders and miracles, and He loved them exceedingly. . . . He chose His own apostles who were to proclaim His Gospel. . . . But He Himself desired so to suffer; for it was necessary for Him to suffer on a tree.^9 From this portion we note (1)that Jesus became a man. He (2)preached and taught Israel, (3)performed miracles and (4)expressed love for the people. (5)Jesus chose his apostles (6)to proclaim the message of the gospel. (7)It was necessary for Jesus to suffer on a tree (crucifixion). Justin Martyr