the successor of Felix (A.D. 60) as procurator of Judea (Acts 24:27). A few weeks after he had entered on his office the case of Paul, then a prisoner at Caesarea, was reported to him. The “next day,” after he had gone down to Caesarea, he heard Paul defend himself in the presence of Herod Agrippa II. and his sister Bernice, and not finding in him anything worthy of death or of bonds, would have set him free had he not appealed unto Caesar (Acts 25:11, 12). In consequence of this appeal Paul was sent to Rome. Festus, after being in office less than two years, died in Judea. (See AGRIPPA.)
[pawr-kyuh-pahyn] /ˈpɔr kyəˌpaɪn/ noun 1. any of several rodents covered with stiff, sharp, erectile spines or quills, as Erethizon dorsatum of North America. /ˈpɔːkjʊˌpaɪn/ noun 1. any of various large hystricomorph rodents of the families Hystricidae, of Africa, Indonesia, S Europe, and S Asia, and Erethizontidae, of the New World. All species have a body […]
noun 1. an echidna or spiny anteater.
[pawr-kyuh-pahyn-fish] /ˈpɔr kyəˌpaɪnˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) porcupinefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) porcupinefishes. 1. any of several of the family Diodontidae, especially Diodon hystrix, of tropical seas, capable of inflating the body with water or air until it resembles a globe, with erection of the long spines covering the skin.
- Porcupine grass
noun 1. (Austral) another name for spinifex (sense 2)