Paul’s third trial in front of Felix, Acts 24:24-27

June AD57 – Acts 24:24-27

This was the second time in public that Paul had spoken before His Excellency Governor Marcus Antonius Felix.

Felix and his Jewish wife had spoken to Paul a number of times in private hoping for bribes.

It was a Roman Policy not to leave untried prisoners for your successor.

Background Reading:

The trial Before Felix

22:24 Some days later, Felix arrived with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him talk about faith in Jesus the Messiah. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became afraid and said, “For the present you may go. When I get a chance, I will send for you again.” 26 At the same time he was hoping to receive a bribe from Paul, and so he would send for him frequently to talk with him.

27 After two years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. Since Felix wanted to do the Jews a favor, he left Paul in prison.
Acts 24:24-27

More Information:

It was a Roman Policy not to leave untried prisoners for your successor.


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