Acts Chapter 24
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Question & things to think about from chapter 24
 
1)   Felix is well known to history. He was a close friend of the emperor Claudius, uncle to Claudius’ wife Agrippina (whose son, by her first husband, was Nero). He is known to have been quite brutal in quelling riots in Caesarea, which led the locals to plead for his recall in 58 ad. How does the writer here portray him? What kind of man does he seem to be? 

2)   Tertullus pleads the case for the “Jews”. He starts, as most cases would have, by flattering Felix. He accuses Paul of several things, but what evidence does he present? Does he have any witnesses? What is his case?
 
3)   What is Paul’s defence? In what ways does his defence differ from the accusations
 
4)   What is Felix’s response? Why do you think he continually put off deciding the case? How might his wife have affected his decisions?