Festus, Porcius

Festus, Porcius (Fes´tuhs, pohr´shuhs)

The Roman procurator over Judea who replaced Antonius Felix (ca. 59 CE). According to Acts 25:1-26:32, Festus encountered Paul, a prisoner in Caesarea. He was bewildered by Paul’s religious convictions and arranged for a hearing in the presence of the visiting King Agrippa II. Because Paul appealed to Caesar, Festus sent him to Rome (Acts 27-28).

Acts 25:1-26:32

Paul Appeals to the Emperor
1Three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem2where the chief priests and the leaders ... View more

Acts 27-28

Paul Sails for Rome
1When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, n ... View more

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