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Paul is in prison on the Mediterranean coast in Caesarea (aqueduct to the right), and at first things move quickly — five days after his arrival there is a hearing, but a decision isn’t made and Paul ends up in prison here for two more years. Here’s the report from Acts 24, where we find once again that the accusation is that he’s a troublemaker over Temple and Torah, we also find that Paul asserts his innocence and Torah observance and claims the reason for all the trouble is that he is either (1) a Pharisee or (2) one who believes not only in the resurrection but in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
24:1 After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought formal charges against Paul to the governor.24:2 When Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, “We have experienced a lengthy time of peace through your rule, and reforms are being made in this nation through your foresight. 24:3 Most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this everywhere and in every way with all gratitude. 24:4 But so that I may not delay you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness. 24:5 For we have found this man to be a troublemaker, one who stirs up riots among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. 24:6 He even tried to desecrate the temple, so we arrested him. 24:7 [[EMPTY]] 24:8 When you examine him yourself, you will be able to learn from him about all these things we are accusing him of doing.” 24:9 The Jews also joined in the verbal attack, claiming that these things were true.
Paul’s Defense Before FelixPaul Speaks Repeatedly to Felix