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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Acts 23:31-35

Acts 23:31-35. Then the soldiers brought him by night to Antipatris But not the same night they set out; for Antipatris was about thirty-eight of our miles north-west of Jerusalem. Herod the Great rebuilt it, and gave it this name, in honour of his father Antipater. Cesarea was near seventy miles from Jerusalem, about thirty from Antipatris. He commanded him to be kept in Herod’s judgment-hall Or pretorium. This was a palace and a court, built by Herod the Great, when he rebuilt and... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Acts 23:12-35

Sent to Caesarea (23:12-35)The Jews were not finished yet. They decided to ask Lysias to send Paul to the Sanhedrin for a fresh trial the next day, so they could attack and kill him on the way (12-15). Unfortunately for the Jews, the plan was discovered and reported to Lysias (16-22).Knowing that the Jews would carry out their plan if at all possible, Lysias thought it better to remove Paul from Jerusalem altogether. He decided to send Paul to the provincial capital, Caesarea, where he would... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Acts 23:32

left . Greek. eao . Generally translated "suffer" in the sense of "permit". read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Acts 23:32

32. On the morrow they—the infantry. left the horsemen—themselves no longer needed as a guard. The remaining distance was about twenty-five or twenty-six miles. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Acts 23:17-32

2. Ministry in Jerusalem 21:17-23:32The events that transpired in Jerusalem when Paul visited the city on this occasion proved crucial in spreading the gospel to Rome. The events that Luke narrated in Acts 21:17 to Acts 23:35 took twelve days, whereas those that follow in Acts 24:1 to Acts 26:32 took two years. Luke wrote these events partially to reveal God’s methods to his readers."The geographical extension of the church was not Luke’s main interest; it was rather the movement of redemptive... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Acts 23:31-32

Paul’s trip back to Caesarea 23:31-32The large contingent of Roman soldiers escorted Paul through the Judean hill country and the Shephelah (foothills) to the town of Antipatris about 37 miles northwest of Jerusalem. The remaining 28 miles to Caesarea lay over flatter terrain in an area that had a sparser Jewish population. Paul’s party travelled this area in daylight. The foot soldiers returned to Jerusalem from Antipatris, and the 70 remaining cavalry soldiers escorted Paul the rest of the... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Acts 23:1-35

St. Paul sent to Cæesarea1. St. Paul often asserts his good conscience before God and man: see Acts 22:3; Acts 24:16.2. Ananias] is not the same as Annas (Acts 4:6). He was the son of Nebedæus, and held the high priesthood from 47-59 a.d. His rapacity and violence were notorious. To smite him] because, being a prisoner, he spoke without being asked: cp. John 18:22. 3. God shall smite thee] St. Paul’s angry retort has often been contrasted with our Lord’s mild words on a similar occasion (John... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Acts 23:1-35

Acts 23:21 Compare Carlyle's sarcastic remark on Markham, in Two Hundred and Fifty Years Ago. 'For the rest, having "vowed never to eat supper nor to take the sacrament" till he was revenged on Holler, he did not enjoy either of these consolations in this world.' References. XXIII. 26. Expositor (4th Series), vol. i. p. 67. XXIII. 27. Ibid. (6th Series), vol. x. p. 362. XXIII. 30. Ibid. vol. viii. p. 32. XXIII. 35. Ibid. (5th Series), vol. ix. p. 403. XXIV. 4. Ibid. (6th Series), vol. xi.... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Acts 23:1-35

In this hearing the chief captain did not take the place of an adjudicator, nor was there any other judicial authority present to keep order. Paul then takes advantage of the occasion to speak earnestly to the council, to tell them he had lived in all good conscience before God until that day. No doubt this was true, but he was on the defensive rather than bearing witness to the Lord Jesus. Neither the high priest nor the council had anything to say in regard to a concrete accusation against... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Acts 23:1-35

TUMULT IN JERUSALEM The stirring events in this lesson are: 1. Paul’s Ceremonial Vow (Acts 21:18-26 ) 2. His Apprehension by the Jewish Mob (Acts 21:27-30 ) 3. His Speech to Them from the Castle Stairs (Acts 21:31 to Acts 22:21 ) 4. His Colloquy with the Roman soldiers (Acts 22:22-29 ) 5. His Defense before the Sanhedrin (Acts 22:30 to Acts 23:11 ) 6. The Plot to Murder Him (Acts 23:12-22 ) 7. The Escape to Caesarea (Acts 23:23-35 ). As to Paul’s vow, it is to be kept in mind that the... read more

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