They only had some contentions with him regarding their own religion and a certain Jesus who had died, but whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
Cross ReferencesActs 17:22
Then Paul stood up before the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I see that in every way you are very religious.
But since it is a dispute about words and names and your own law, settle it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of such things."
I found that the accusation involved questions about their own Law, but there was no charge worthy of death or imprisonment.
But when his accusers rose to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected.
especially since you are acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. I beg you, therefore, to listen to me patiently.
Chapter Outline1. The Jews accuse Paul before Festus.
8. He answers for himself,
11. and appeals unto Caesar.
14. Afterwards Festus opens his matter to king Agrippa;
23. and he is brought forth.
25. Festus clears him of having done anything worthy of death.
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