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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Festus, Porcius

Dictionaries :: Festus, Porcius

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Below are articles from the following 2 dictionaries:
Easton's Bible Dictionary

Festus, Porcius:

the successor of Felix (A.D. 60) as procurator of Judea (Act 24:27). A few weeks after he had entered on his office the case of Paul, then a prisoner at Caesarea, was reported to him. The "next day," after he had gone down to Caesarea, he heard Paul defend himself in the presence of Herod Agrippa II. and his sister Bernice, and not finding in him anything worthy of death or of bonds, would have set him free had he not appealed unto Caesar (Act 25:11,12). In consequence of this appeal Paul was sent to Rome. Festus, after being in office less than two years, died in Judea. (See AGRIPPA.)

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Festus, Porcius:

(Festus means festival) successor of Felix as procurator of Judea (Acts 24:27) sent by Nero probably in the autumn of A.D. 60. A few weeks after Festus reached his province he heard the cause of St. Paul, who had been left a prisoner by Felix, in the presence of Herod Agrippa II and Bernice his sister (Acts 25:11-12). Judea was in the same disturbed state during the procuratorship of Festus which had prevailed through that of his predecessor. He died probably in the summer of A.D. 60, having ruled the province less than two years.

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