Letters » Claudius lysias to felix
And he wrote a letter after this manner: Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix sends greeting. This man was taken of the Jews and should have been killed by them; then I came with an army and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman. read more.
And when I desired to know the cause of why they accused him, I brought him forth into their council, whom I found to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. And when it was told me how the Jews lay in wait to ambush the man, I sent straightway to thee and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.