The Trial before Governor Felix

Governor Felix decided to hear Paul’s case.  The high priest Ananias and the elders showed up five days later in Caesarea.  They brought a spokesman or lawyer called Tertullus who said that Felix was a good ruler.  He was grateful to Felix, that the governor was going to hear his plea.  Tertullus said that Paul was an agitator and the ringleader of the Nazarene sect.  He also had tried to profane their Jerusalem Temple.  The Roman commander in Jerusalem, Claudius Lysias, did not let them judge Paul by their Jewish law.  Thus, Paul should be examined, as the others Jews also agreed that this was true.