a chief captain of the band, that is, tribune of the Roman cohort who rescued St. Paul from the hands of the infuriated mob at Jerusalem, and sent him under a guard to Felix, the governor or proconsul of Caesarea. ( Acts 21:31 ) seq.; Acts 23:26; 24:7 (A.D. 55.)
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Lysias Claudius,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".