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Bible Commentaries
Acts 24

Gann's Commentary on the BibleGann on the Bible

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Verse 1

Acts 24:1

Tertullus ... 1) a Roman name; 2) a hired lawyer

informed ... = a technical word which implies and indictment of charges. See NASB

Verse 2

Acts 24:2

quietness ... peace. Felix had restored tranquility. He had routed bands of robbers and assassins.

providence ... like that of God. Coins read "Providence of Caesar" in flattery.

Verse 4

Acts 24:4

tedious ... weary, don’t want to detain you too long.

clemency ... idea of equitable consideration. Flattery, for Felix was an avaricious man, not a lover of righteousness.

Verse 5

Acts 24:5

Charges: Paul is an "epidemic", charged everywhere!

1. Insurrection - a) Antioch; b) Iconium; c) Ephesus; d) Thessalonica

2. Leader of an illegal religion - not licensed by the State

3. "Tried" to profane the temple

sect ... heresy, heretical,

Verse 24

Acts 24:24

Two on trial - Acts 24:23

The accusation - Acts 24:24-25

The outcome - Acts 24:25-27

Verse 25

Acts 24:25

Paul’s discourse: (cf. John 16:8)

1. righteousness -

2. temperance -

3. judgment to come -

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Acts 24". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/acts-24.html. 2021.
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