Acts of the Apostles - Lesson 11
Vol. 2, pp. 203-248
- Acts 21:18 “Paul went with us unto James.” Who is this James? What is known about him?
- Acts 21:23, 24 What was the purpose of the suggestion that Paul should join the four men who had taken a vow?
- Why did Paul agree to this proposal? Consider McGarvey’s thoughts.
- What is a “chiliarch”? What part does a chiliarch have in the arrest of Paul?
- What did Paul hope to accomplish in his address to the mob? Why did the mob interrupt the address?
- Why was a scourging ordered for Paul? How was it prevented?
- What was the purpose for bringing Paul before the Sanhedrin? How did Paul frustrate the effort of the Sandedrin to condemn him? Why did it work?
- Describe the conspiracy that was formed to kill Paul. How was it discovered and frustrated?
- Tell a little about Claudius Lysias and his treatment of Paul.
- The Jews asked Festus to bring Paul from Caesarea to Jerusalem to stand trial. What was their plan, if Festus had agreed?
- At the trial in Caesarea, Paul said in his own defense that he had not sinned against _____________________________, _______________________________, or _________________________________.
- What circumstances led to Paul’s appeal to Caesar?
- p. 246 How does McGarvey justify his use of “demon-worship” in verse 19? Check the corresponding word or phrase used in two or three other translations. What do you find?
- Why might Agrippa be more interested than Festus in hearing Paul’s story? And how had Agrippa’s family been linked to the life and ministry of Jesus?