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Smith's Bible Dictionary

fe'Lix

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(happy ), a Roman procurator of Judea appointed by the emperor Claudius in A.D. 53. He ruled the province in a mean, cruel and profligate manner. His period of office was full of troubles and seditions. St. Paul was brought before Felix in Caesarea. He was remanded to prison, and kept there two years in hopes of extorting money from him. ( Acts 24:26,27 ) At the end of that time Porcius Festus [FESTUS ] was appointed to supersede Felix, who, on his return to Rome, was accused by the Jews in Caesarea, and would have suffered the penalty due to his atrocities had not his brother Pallas prevailed with the emperor Nero to spare him. This was probably about A.D. 60. The wife of Felix was Drusilla, daughter of Herod Agrippa I., who was his third wife and whom he persuaded to leave her husband and marry him.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'fe'Lix'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/f/felix.html. 1901.

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