Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In Caesarea, Paul is kept under house arrest. Five days later Ananias, the High Priest, comes down from Jerusalem with a well known Roman attorney, Tertullus. After the preliminaries, Paul is allowed to give his defense.
Paul’s defense is pretty short, he explains himself, explains that he did not do what he was accused of and can produce witnesses. The end result of his defense is that he is kept in prison, but his friends are able to care for his needs. We get some insight from Luke as to why this delay, verse 26 tells us that Felix is hoping for a bribe from Paul.