Episode notes
CHAPTER 23 - describes a plot against the life of Paul, how it was laid, discovered, and defeated. The chapter starts with the description of how the council and the high priest, Ananias, treated Paul, trying their best to condemn him because they did not like his teachings. Forty men vow to set an ambush and kill Paul, but Paul's nephew overhears the plot and reports it to the commander. The commander orders a considerable detachment of the Roman forces to get ready to go to Caesarea with all expediency (political advantage) and to bring Paul there to protect him. Paul appears before the Sanhedrin, where he hears their accusations and presents his defense, and the commander realizes there is no charge against Paul that will stick. The chapter ends with Paul being transferred to Caesarea, where he will appear before the governor.