Posts Tagged ‘Paul before the Council in Jerusalem’

Acts 22:30-23:11 Tribune Still Curious

Paul speaks boldly for God

We left Paul in the care of the tribune. I say “care” very loosely because he was about to try beating the truth out of him. But that all came to a screeching halt when Paul informed them he was a Roman citizen. Paul was safe from flogging but not released.

Our tribune is still curious as to what the nature of the uproar was in the first place. This is probably so he can prevent it from happening again. It is his duty to watch over the people of Jerusalem and keep them in line. He hasn’t released Paul yet, even though he knows it is against the law for him to hold Paul without charges. Is he holding onto Paul for Paul’s own protection? Is he trying to gather evidence for future charges? Is he impressed by Paul’s knowledge of the law? Or maybe Paul’s speech the day before has him questioning the truth. Read more »