Festus, Porcius

Festus, Porcius
   The successor of Felix (A.D. 60) as procurator of Judea (Acts 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 (Acts 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 II.)

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • FESTUS Porcius — Proconsul, Felici in praefectura Iudaeae, successit. Hic Paulum Apost. coram se accusatum, praesente Agrippâ Rege audiit, atqueve ad Caesarem eum appellantem, Romam misit. Actot. c. 25. v. 24. Ioseph. Antiqq. l. 20. c. 7. et 8. vide et Porcius …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Festus — Festus, Porcius, vom Kaiser Nero zum Nachfolger des Felix als Prokurator (Landpfleger) von Palästina (60 62 n. Chr.) ernannt, sandte den gefangenen Apostel Paulus auf dessen Appellation nach Rom …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Porcius Festus —    See Festus, Porcius …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • Porcius Festus — was procurator of Judea from about AD 58 to 62, succeeding Antonius Felix. His exact time in office is not known. He inherited all of the problems of his predecessor in regard to the Roman practice of creating civic privileges for Jews. Only one… …   Wikipedia

  • Festus — (lateinisch: „festlich“, „freudig“) ist der Name folgender Personen: Porcius Festus († 62 n. Chr.), römischer Statthalter in Judäa Sextus Pompeius Festus (2. Jh. n. Chr.), römischer Lexikograph Rufius Festus (4. Jh. n. Chr.), Verfasser einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • PORCIUS Festus — Praeses Palaestinae et Iudaeae, Actor. c. 24. v. 28 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Porcius/Porcia (name) — Porcius (male) and Porcia (female) were celebrated names of the well known plebeian gens of ancient Rome. They were divided into three families during the republic; Laeca , Licinus and Cato . The most well known line is the Cato cognomen, who… …   Wikipedia

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