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July 18, 2018

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Reading along with us in Acts? Here’s today’s reading:

Acts 25 (ESV)

Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea. And the chief priests and the principal men of the Jews laid out their case against Paul, and they urged him, asking as a favor against Paul that he summon him to Jerusalem—because they were planning an ambush to kill him on the way. Festus replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea and that he himself intended to go there shortly. “So,” said he, “let the men of authority among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them bring charges against him.”....Continue Reading

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  1. This chapter provides more insight into Roman jurisprudence and political intrigue. It is interesting that Festus wants to do what he can to gain favor with the Jews and yet doesn’t abandon what is proper and just in terms of Roman law. I wonder if a comparison to Pilate with Jesus is fitting since Pilate acted much in deference to the Jews and thereby killed an innocent man. But unlike Paul, Jesus was not a Roman citizen which is a big reason Paul is treated differently and certainly why Paul could appeal to Caesar which was every Romans right if a lower court was not providing justice for them.

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