Festus will try Paul (Acts 25:6)

“After Festus

Had stayed among them

Not more than eight

Or ten days,

He went down

To Caesarea.

The next day

He took his seat

On the tribunal.

He ordered Paul

To be brought.”

Διατρίψας δὲ ἐν αὐτοῖς ἡμέρας οὐ πλείους ὀκτὼ ἢ δέκα, καταβὰς εἰς Καισαρίαν, τῇ ἐπαύριον καθίσας ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος ἐκέλευσεν τὸν Παῦλον ἀχθῆναι.

The author of Acts indicated that after Porcius Festus had stayed (Διατρίψας) among them (δὲ ἐν αὐτοῖς) in Jerusalem not more than eight or ten days (ἡμέρας οὐ πλείους ὀκτὼ ἢ δέκα), he went down to Caesarea (καταβὰς εἰς Καισαρίαν).  The next day (τῇ ἐπαύριον), he took his seat (καθίσας) on the tribunal (ἐπὶ τοῦ βήματος).  He ordered (ἐκέλευσεν) Paul (τὸν Παῦλον) to be brought in (ἀχθῆναι).  Porcius Festus, the new governor had spent about 8-10 days in Jerusalem.  Then he went down to Caesarea.  One of his first acts, the next day, was to sit on the throne as the governor to hear the case against Paul.  He ordered Paul to be brought in for his trial.  What would your priority be if you took over a new position?

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