the chief captain (chiliarch) who commanded the Roman troops in Jerusalem, and sent Paul under guard to the procurator Felix at Caesarea ( Acts 21:31-38 ; 22:24-30 ). His letter to his superior officer is an interesting specimen of Roman military correspondence ( 23:26-30 ). He obtained his Roman citizenship by purchase, and was therefore probably a Greek. (See CLAUDIUS .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Lysias, Claudius". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".