'Jerusalem' Tagged Posts

Biblical Theology: Nehemiah

The Book of Nehemiah Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Ezra? How does Ezra help us today? Answers: Ezra has the account of the exiles return to Jerusalem from Babylon, the rebuilding of the temple, opposition to rebuilding the temple, including letters from Tattenai and Darius about the Jews’…

Biblical Theology: 1 Chronicles

The Book of 1 Chronicles Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of 2 Kings? How does 2 Kings help us today? Answers: 2 Kings tells of several familiar events, such as Elijah being carried to heaven in a chariot of fire and Elisha getting a double portion of Elijah’s spirit.…

AC76 – Appeal to Caesar

New Governor and New Trial Paul had been imprisoned for two years. Felix was succeeded by Festus as governor in Caesarea. The Jews from Jerusalem were still trying to kill Paul and seeking extradition to execute their plan. Festus did not grant that request, but does have another trial for Paul.

AC74 – The Unfair Fight

False Charges Paul had been moved to Caesarea to the custody of the governor, Felix. Ananias and some of the priest came from Jerusalem to charge Paul before the governor. They use similar tactics as what they used against Jesus thirty years before. Will they work as well this time?

AC73 – Jesus Encourages Paul

What now? The hearing before the Sanhedrin didn’t go well and Lysias had to remove Paul, fearing he would be killed. By the next morning, a conspiracy was formed to kill Paul and the cooperation of the chief priests was secured. Paul received a special visit and encouragement to keep his courage.

AC72 – Paul’s Hope

What are the charges? Lysias is still trying to sort out the uproar at the temple court and figure out what to do with Paul now that he is in Roman Custody. He convenes the Sanhedrin to put Paul before them and find out what the charges are. Sounds like a good idea until it…

AC71 – Hearts Revealed

That didn’t help After Paul addressed the mob of Jews in the outer court, they were once again worked into a frenzy. Claudius, the Roman tribune, thought they would kill Paul and he still had no clearer understanding of what the issue was.