Acts 24

Acts 24
Codex laudianus.jpg
Acts 15:22–24 in Latin (left column) and Greek (right column) in Codex Laudianus, written about AD 550.
BookActs of the Apostles
CategoryChurch history
Christian Bible partNew Testament
Order in the Christian part5

Acts 24 is the twenty-fourth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It records the period of Paul's imprisonment in Caesarea. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke composed this book as well as the Gospel of Luke.[1]


The original text was written in Koine Greek. This chapter is divided into 27 verses.

Textual witnesses[edit]

Some early manuscripts containing the text of this chapter are:


Acts 24 is located in Israel
Location of Caesarea (with Jerusalem as reference)

The events in this chapter took place in Caesarea.

Verse 27[edit]

Bronze prutah minted by Antonius Felix in Nero's third year (date: LC; 56/57 AD).
Bronze prutah minted by Porcius Festus in Nero's fifth year (date: LE; 58/59 AD)
But after two years Porcius Festus succeeded Felix; and Felix, wanting to do the Jews a favor, left Paul bound.[2]
  • "Porcius Festus": the procurator of Judea succeeding Antonius Felix. His exact time in office is not known, with the earliest proposed date for the start of his term c. AD 55-6, while the latest is AD 61,[3] but most scholars opt for a date between 58 and 60, based on a change in the provincial coinage of Judaea attested for Nero's fifth year points to AD 59.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  2. ^ Acts 24:27 NKJV
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, s.v. "Bible". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1910. pp. 892f.
  4. ^ Bruce, F. F. (1983). New Testament History. Doubleday. pp. 345f.

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