Having come into the province (epiba th eparceiai). Second aorist active participle of epibainw, to set foot upon. Literally, "Having set foot upon his province." Eparceia is a late word for province, in N.T. only here and 2 Timothy 23:34 . Judea was not strictly a province, but a department (Page) of the province of Syria which was under a propraetor (legatu Caesari) while Judea was under a procurator (epitropo). After three days (meta trei hmera). So in Acts 28:17 in Rome. That is on the third day, with a day of rest in between. Precisely the language used of the resurrection of Jesus "after three days" = "on the third day." So by common usage then and now.