“For we haue found this man a pestilent fellow, and a moouer of sedition among all the Iewes throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
Ac 24:5 For we have found this man . . . a mover of sedition. The charges begin, the first one of which is false. A ringleader of the sect. This was "the" offense of Paul. All their hatred was due to the fact that he was the great Christian leader. The reason why this urged was to show that Paul preached a religion not authorized by Roman law. See PNT "Ac 18:13". Nazarenes. For hundreds of years the term was applied to Christians by the Jews. This is the only instance, however, in the New Testament where it so applied. The Mohammedans still use it.