“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Paul Before Agrippa

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Paul Before Agrippa”, Acts 25:23) And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought forth.  Ecclesiastes 1:2; James 1:11; 1Peter 1:24.  24) And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.  25) But when I found hat he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself had appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.  26) Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord.  Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.  27) For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid against him.   

Quest Study Bible – v13, Agrippa:  King Agrippa II ruled over portions of Galilee and Perea (primarily a Gentile Area).  He was the son of Herod Agrippa I (12:1) and the grandson of Herod the Great (Matthew 2:3).  When his father died in A.D. 44, Agrippa II was only 17 years old.  As a result, Cesar divided his father’s territory, putting Judea under the jurisdiction of a governor.  Agrippa II was later named king (A.D. 53) and was custodian of the Temple with authority to appoint the Jewish high priest.  v25, Emperor (Augustus):  A word that  appears only twice in the New Testament–here and in v21.  It was the Greek equivalent of Augustus and referred to the way in which the ruler was “augmented” (to add too), that is lifted up above other mere mortals.  Technically, only the current reigning caesar could be called Augustus.   

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