And when Herod had sought for him and found him
Neither in the prison, nor in any part of the city:
he examined the keepers;
of the prison, and those that were upon the watch, whether they had not been accessary to his escape:
and commanded that they should be put to death:
or brought forth, not before a judge to be tried and judged, because they had been examined by Herod already; but either that they should be carried and laid in bonds, or be led forth to suffer punishment; and so our version directs, and which is confirmed by the Syriac; and the Greeks say F14, that (apagwgh) is a kind of punishment:
and he went down from Judea to Caesarea;
not Peter, but Herod:
F14 Harpocratian. Lex. p. 32.
F15 Antiqu. l. 19. c. 2. sect. 2.
F16 De Bello Jud. l. 1. c. 3. sect. 5.