Felix, Antonius

Felix, Antonius (Fee´liks, an-tohn´ee-uhs)

The Roman procurator of Judea ca. 52–59 CE. According to Acts 23:23-24:27, Felix became involved with Paul when the apostle was sent to Caesarea for trial upon recommendation of Claudius Lysias, the tribune in Jerusalem. Hoping for a bribe and “since he wanted to grant the Jews a favor,” he allowed Paul to languish in prison for the remainder of his term in office.

Acts 23:23-24:27

Paul Sent to Felix the Governor
23Then he summoned two of the centurions and said, “Get ready to leave by nine o'clock tonight for Caesarea with two hundred sol ... View more

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