1.What is “odd” about the high priest of Israel hiring an
attorney to argue this entire case on the Sanhedrin’s behalf, and what is most
significant about how this case is being handled by the Judean leaders?
does Jewish tradition say about “informers” and how does it apply to this case
proceeding now formally opens where Shaul stands accused in front of a Roman
governor, Felix; explain the significance of the attorney’sopening speech and why it was done in that
the official accusation/charge against Shaul?
5.What is the meaning of the
title: Natzratim; and how is the mention of it here in the Bible significant?
6.What is the definition of
the word “ringleader” here and why is this title significant?
7.What was the “proof” that
Tertullus now gives as evidence of the accusation against Shaul?
Shaul have the opportunity to obtain his own legal counsel, and if so, why did
he not have one?
9.Why was it significant for
Shaul to point out that he was only in Jerusalem for 12 days before this whole
event went down?How would this help his
10.How does Shaul challenge the Prosecutor’s “proof” of
the charges laid against him?
11.Rather than concerned about his own defense, what does
Shaul seem to attempt to clear up in his refutation of the charges?
12.Shaul now adds to his
refute, his motives for appearing in Jerusalem, what are they and how do they
add to his defense?
13.How is the absence of the
“Asian Jews” significant in the outcome of this case before Felix?
14.What was the reason for
Felix to adjourn the hearing at this time?Why could he not make a ruling at this time?
15.What were the conditions in which Shaul now had regular
access to Felix and later his wife, how did this contribute towards Felix
becoming afraid when the topics discussed became personal?
1.Who was Ananias, and why
did he order Shaul struck in the mouth?
2.Why did Shaul object to the blow; and why did
Shaul now apologize for his response and words to the Kohen Gadol?
3.What were the main
differences between the Pharisees and the Sadducees and how did Shaul exploit
them to his own agenda and benefit?
4.Now we learn of a new plot
to murder Shaul, who formed the plot, how many were there, and what did they
vow to do or not to do?
5.Who now intercepts the
plot, how is his identity significant; and what does he do to save Shaul?
did the commander now make orders to move Shaul to Caesarea for Felix at “night”,
with 200 soldiers?
7.Why did the commander now
write a letter to Felix and require his accusers to testify before Felix, and
why did the commander not accompany Shaul himself?
8.Why did the soldiers
escorting Shaul stop at Adipatris? And what technical difficulty did Shaul’s native
province of Cilicia pose to Felix and did he seem to want to try this case in
the first place?