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felix


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Felix 
  happy,  the  Roman  procurator  of  Judea  before  whom  Paul  reasoned" 
  (Acts  24:25).  He  appears  to  have  expected  a  bribe  from  Paul,  and 
  therefore  had  several  interviews  with  him  The  "worthy  deeds" 
  referred  to  in  24:2  was  his  clearing  the  country  of  banditti  and 
  impostors. 
 
  At  the  end  of  a  two  years'  term,  Porcius  Festus  was  appointed 
  in  the  room  of  Felix  (A.D.  60),  who  proceeded  to  Rome,  and  was 
  there  accused  of  cruelty  and  malversation  of  office  by  the  Jews 
  of  Caesarea.  The  accusation  was  rendered  nugatory  by  the 
  influence  of  his  brother  Pallas  with  Nero.  (See  Josephus  Ant. 
  xx  8,  9.) 
 
  Drusilla,  the  daughter  of  Herod  Agrippa,  having  been  induced 
  by  Felix  to  desert  her  husband,  the  king  of  Emesa,  became  his 
  adulterous  companion.  She  was  seated  beside  him  when  Paul 
  reasoned"  before  the  judge.  When  Felix  gave  place  to  Festus, 
  being  "willing  to  do  the  Jews  a  pleasure,"  he  left  Paul  bound. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Felix,  happy,  prosperous 
 




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