Encyclopaedia Londinensis Volume 19

Encyclopaedia Londinensis Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...and the tenets which he promulgated. On this occasion Paul gaveffa concise and impresiive account of his life and conversion, and afterwards reasoned so ably in defence of the doctrine which he taught concerning Jesus of Nazareth, confirming what he said by an appeal to the predictions of the Old Testament, that Agrippa was staggered by his arguments, and frankly confessed that Paul had almost persuad-ed him to bea Christian. And the impression which he made upon the rest of his audience was so greatly in his favour, that they acquitted him of all crimes deserving either of death' or imprisonment, and agreed that he might have been set at liberty if he had not appealed unto Caasar. Festus now determined to send Paul without delay to Italy; and for that purpose delivered him, together with other state-prisoners, into the custody of one Julius, a centurion of the Augustan cohort, and a man of singular humanity, who embarked with his charge on-board a ship at Czesarea, _in the end of autumn, or towards the beginning of winter, in the year 60. On this occasion Paul was not deserted by his Christian friends; for we find that at least two of them, namely Luke, and Aristarchus who had accompanied him in some of his former journeys, took shipping on-board the? same Vessel, determined to attend him during his voyage to Rome. The day after they departed from Czfarea, having occasion to touch at Sidon, Julius kindly permitted Paul to go onshore, and visit his Christian brethren in that city. From Sidon they sailed to Myra in Lycia, where the centurion embarked with them on-board a ship from Alexandria in Egypt, bound to Italy with a lading of wheat. Arriving afterwards at a port in the island of Crete, Paul advised that they should winter there, .show more

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