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Acts 23:15

Context
23:15 So now you and the council 1  request the commanding officer 2  to bring him down to you, as if you were going to determine 3  his case 4  by conducting a more thorough inquiry. 5  We are ready to kill him 6  before he comes near this place.” 7 

Acts 23:20

Context
23:20 He replied, 8  “The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down to the council 9  tomorrow, as if they were going to inquire more thoroughly about him.

1 tn Grk “the Sanhedrin” (the Sanhedrin was the highest legal, legislative, and judicial body among the Jews).

2 tn Grk “the chiliarch” (an officer in command of a thousand soldiers). See note on the term “commanding officer” in v. 10.

3 tn Or “decide.” BDAG 227 s.v. διαγινώσκω has “ἀκριβέστερον τὰ περὶ αὐτοῦ to make a more thorough examination of his case Ac 23:15.”

4 tn Grk “determine the things about him.”

5 tn The expression “more thorough inquiry” reflects the comparative form of ἀκριβέστερον (akribesteron).

6 sn “We are ready to kill him.” Now those Jews involved in the conspiracy, along with the leaders as accomplices, are going to break one of the ten commandments.

7 tn The words “this place” are not in the Greek text, but are implied.

8 tn Grk “He said.”

9 tn Grk “the Sanhedrin” (the Sanhedrin was the highest legal, legislative, and judicial body among the Jews).



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