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This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.
Note 3 at Ac 23:27: This was not a true statement by Claudius Lysias. He did not find out that Paul was a Roman citizen (Ac 22:25-29) until after he had saved him from the mob (Ac 21:31-32). This was nothing but a self-serving attempt to portray himself in a better light than what he deserved.