Acts 25

Acts 25
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 25 is the twenty-fifth 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 25 is located in Israel
Location of Caesarea and Jerusalem

The events in this chapter took place in Caesarea and Jerusalem.

Verse 12[edit]

Bronze prutah minted by Porcius Festus in Nero's fifth year (AD 58/59)
Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, “You have appealed to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go!”[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]

Verse 27[edit]

[Festus said to Agrippa:] "For it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner and not to specify the charges against him."[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Holman Illustrated Bible Handbook. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. 2012.
  2. ^ Acts 25:12
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, s.v. "Bible". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1910. pp. 892f.
  4. ^ Bruce, F. F. (1983). New Testament History. Doubleday. pp. 345f.
  5. ^ Acts 25:27

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