“And haue hope towards God, which they themselues also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the iust and vniust.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
24:15 Both of the just and of the unjust - In a public court this was peculiarly proper to be observed.
Ac 24:15 And have hope toward God. This hope of the resurrection, the great doctrine of Christianity, was one that the law and the prophets foreshadow, and which they themselves also allow. The Jews held this same hope. Apart from the Sadducees, a small minority, the Jews believed in a future life and judgment. Hence, even in this matter, he was not preaching a new, unknown and illegal doctrine, for Judaism was acknowledged by Roman law. Josephus says, ``The Sadducees were able to persuade none but the rich. The Pharisees had the multitude on their side.''