16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

...they could not believe their senses when Peter presented himself at the door. It is human weakness. The saints of the nineteenth century may hope to have their own joyful experience of this shortly, when after praying for a lifetime for the Lord's coming amid increasing human frailty, and, it may be, faltering expectation, the angel of his presence will announce that the prayer is answered to the joy of thousands, who will only find suitable vent to their feelings in tears.

Nazareth Revisited Ch 4

21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

Claudius was feeble and luxurious. His death by poison, was effected by his second wife, and an infamous sorceress, A. D. 54.

Herod Agrippa was the friend of Tiberius, Caligula, and Claudius. Having accepted the flattery of the people who proclaimed him a god, an angel smote him; and after lingering five days in the most excruciating torments, he died in the 54th year of his age.—Acts 12:22.

Herald of the Kingdom and Age to Come, Feb 1861