Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus whom Paul claimed was alive.
but they simply had some points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive.
It was something about their religion and about someone called Jesus who died, but whom Paul insists is alive.
but their accusations turned out to be nothing more than arguments about their religion and a dead man named Jesus, who the prisoner claimed was alive.
But had certain questions against him in connection with their religion, and about one Jesus, now dead, who, Paul said, was living.
Instead they had certain points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, but whom Paul asserted to be alive.
"but had some questions against him about their own religion and about a certain Jesus, who had died, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
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1 tn Grk “several controversial issues.” BDAG 428 s.v. ζήτημα states, “in our lit. only in Ac, w. the mng. it still has in Mod. Gk. (controversial) question, issue, argument…Ac 15:2; 26:3. ζ. περί τινος questions about someth.…18:15; 25:19.”
2 tn On this term see BDAG 216 s.v. δεισιδαιμονία 2. It is a broad term for religion.
sn About their own religion. Festus made it clear that in his view as a neutral figure (and as one Luke had noted was disposed to help the Jews), he saw no guilt in Paul. The issue was a simple religious dispute.
3 tn Grk “a certain Jesus.”
4 tn Or “asserted.”