Agrippa deserves study in this entire structure.
I identify the "Royal" that visits "Jesus" asking him to come down and heal his son as Agrippa. This is a "healing at a distance" story and in Josephus, Titus parks a coupla' Legions within sight of a city that is going the "innovations" route. The Seditionists think that discretion might be the better part of valor in this situation. They leave and the city sends its king and other functionaries to Vespasian and begs to not be destroyed.
On the way back down, the royal meets with servants and they state that the son was healed the previous day at the time Jesus said that the son would live.
It's nice stuff and the key figure - the "Royal" - is probably Agrippa.
Thank you, CP!
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