Tertullus (Tuhr-tuhl´uhs)

The prosecutor who represented the Jewish leaders from Jerusalem before the Roman procurator Felix when charges were brought against Paul in Caesarea (Acts 24:1-8). Tertullus may have been a Jew or he may have been a professional Roman advocate (the name is Roman). The fact that Felix postponed Paul’s trial suggests that Tertullus was not entirely successful in his plea (Acts 24:22-23).

Acts 24:1-8

Paul before Felix at Caesarea
1Five days later the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and an attorney, a certain Tertullus, and they reported their ... View more

Acts 24:22-23

22But Felix, who was rather well informed about the Way, adjourned the hearing with the comment, “When Lysias the tribune comes down, I will decide your case.”2 ... View more

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