Paul may have spent as much as 25% of his time as a missionary in prison. We know of his brief lock-up in Philippi, two years’ incarceration in Caesarea, and at least another two in Rome. Yet Paul says he experienced “far more imprisonments” than his opponents. To understand Paul, we need to understand where he spent so much time.
Roman imprisonment was preceded by being stripped naked and then flogged, a humiliating, painful, and bloody ordeal. The bleeding wounds went untreated; prisoners sat in painful leg or wrist chains. Mutilated, blood-stained clothing was not replaced, even in the cold of winter. In his final imprisonment, Paul asked for a cloak, presumably because of the cold.
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Author: George Booker
Keywords: Imprisonment, Inprisonment, Paul in jail, Paul jailed, Prison, Paul in prison, Arrest, Paul arrested, Paul imprisoned, Imprisoned, Inprisoned, Placed in prison, Kept in prison
Bible reference(s): Acts 16:23-27, Acts 16:37, Acts 16:40, Acts 21:13, Acts 21:33, Acts 22:25, Acts 23:18, Acts 24:26-27, Acts 25:14, Acts 25:27, Acts 26:31, Acts 27:3, Acts 28:17, Ephesians 3:1, Ephesians 4:1, Ephesians 6:20, Philippians 1:7, Philippians 1:13-14, Colossians 4:3, Colossians 4:18, 2 Timothy 2:9, Philemon 1:1, Philemon 1:9-10, Philemon 1:13, Hebrews 11:36, Hebrews 13:3
Source: “Paul in Prison”, The Agora.
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