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Acts 25:23


So the next day Agrippa 1  and Bernice came with great pomp 2  and entered the audience hall, 3  along with the senior military officers 4  and the prominent men of the city. When Festus 5  gave the order, 6  Paul was brought in.


Es 1:4; Ec 1:2; Isa 5:14; Isa 14:11; Eze 7:24; Eze 30:18; Eze 32:12; Eze 33:28; Da 4:30; Ac 9:15; Ac 12:21; 1Co 7:31; Jas 1:11; 1Pe 1:24; 1Jo 2:16

NET © Notes

sn See the note on King Agrippa in 25:13.

tn Or “great pageantry” (BDAG 1049 s.v. φαντασία; the term is a NT hapax legomenon).

sn Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp. The “royals” were getting their look at Paul. Everyone who was anyone would have been there.

tn Or “auditorium.” “Auditorium” may suggest to the modern English reader a theater where performances are held. Here it is the large hall where a king or governor would hold audiences. Paul once spoke of himself as a “spectacle” to the world (1 Cor 4:8-13).

tn Grk “the chiliarchs” (officers in command of a thousand soldiers). In Greek the term χιλίαρχος (ciliarco") literally described the “commander of a thousand,” but it was used as the standard translation for the Latin tribunus militum or tribunus militare, the military tribune who commanded a cohort of 600 men.

sn See the note on Porcius Festus in 24:27.

tn Grk “and Festus ordering, Paul was brought in.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was begun in the translation, and καί (kai) has not been translated. The participle κελεύσαντος (keleusanto") has been taken temporally.

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