I think this post raises a crucially important matter for christians today.
It was mob violence, but at least it didn’t lead to a lynching. Jason and a few friends, converts of the apostle Paul, were dragged before the city officials and angry accusations were made:
“These men [meaning Paul and company] …. are all defying Caesar’s decrees, saying that there is another king, one called Jesus.” (Acts 17:6-7)
The officials released them on a bond. But, of course, the charges were quite accurate. Jesus is the king.
But it seems many christians no longer believe this …..