Governor Festus told King Agrippa II about Paul (Acts 25:14)

“As they stayed there

Several days,

Festus laid Paul’s case

Before the king.

He said.

‘There is a man here

Who has left in prison

By Felix.’”

ὡς δὲ πλείους ἡμέρας διέτριβον ἐκεῖ, ὁ Φῆστος τῷ βασιλεῖ ἀνέθετο τὰ κατὰ τὸν Παῦλον λέγων Ἀνήρ τίς ἐστιν καταλελειμμένος ὑπὸ Φήλικος δέσμιος,

The author of Acts indicated that as they stayed there several days (ὡς δὲ πλείους ἡμέρας διέτριβον ἐκεῖ), Festus (ὁ Φῆστος) laid (ἀνέθετο) Paul’s case (τὰ κατὰ τὸν Παῦλον) before the king (τῷ βασιλεῖ).  He said (λέγων) that there was a man here (Ἀνήρ τίς ἐστιν) who was left (καταλελειμμένος) in prison (δέσμιος) by Felix (ὑπὸ Φήλικος).  Governor Festus began to tell King Agrippa II about the man left in prison by the former Governor Felix.  Agrippa might have known about Paul because of his sister and brother-in-law, Felix.  How much should rulers know about prisoners?

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