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Drusilla
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Jewish wife of Antonius Felix, the Roman procurator in Judaea during Paul’s imprisonment. Felix and Drusilla heard Paul speak about Christ while he was held in Felix’s custody (Acts 24:24).According to Josephus, Drusilla was the youngest daughter of Agrippa I. She had two sisters, Bernice and Mariamne (Antiquities 19.354). Drusilla was born about ad 36 and was married at about 15 years old to Azizus, king of Emesa (Antiquities 20.139). Felix fell in love with Drusilla, and sent Simon—a Jewish sorcerer from Cyprus—to convince her to leave her husband. Drusilla married Felix in ad 54. They had one son, Agrippa, who died in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in ad 79, during Titus’ reign (Antiquities 20.141–44).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Drusilla, Daughter of Agrippa
Drusilla, Daughter of Agrippa (Δρούσιλλα, Drousilla). Jewish wife of Antonius Felix, the Roman procurator in Judaea during Paul’s imprisonment. Felix and Drusilla heard Paul speak about Christ while he was held in Felix’s custody (Acts 24:24).According to Josephus, Drusilla was the youngest daughter
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Drusilla (Person)
DRUSILLA (PERSON) [Gk Drousillē (Δρουσιλλη)]. The Jewish wife of Felix, the Roman procurator who heard Paul’s defense in Caesarea (Acts 24:24). Most of what we know about Drusilla comes from the Jewish historian Josephus, who reports that she was born in a.d. 37/8, the youngest daughter of Agrippa I
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Drusilla
Drusilla. Third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa, king of Judea. A Jewess, Drusilla was born about ad 38 and had two sisters, Bernice and Mariamne. She became engaged to Epiphanes, prince of Commogene, but the engagement was broken as a result of his refusal to convert to Judaism.Drusilla’s brother,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Drusilla
Drusilla droo̅silʹə [Gk. Drousilla]. Wife of Felix, a Jewess, who along with her husband “heard him [Paul] speak upon faith in Christ Jesus” during Paul’s detention in Caesarea (Acts 24:24).The chief extrabiblical source of information regarding Drusilla is Josephus. He records that she was the youngest
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Drusilla
DRUSILLA Third and youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa, king of Judea. A Jewess, Drusilla was born about ad 38 and had two sisters, Bernice and Mariamne. She became engaged to Epiphanes, prince of Commogene, but the engagement was broken as a result of his refusal to convert to Judaism.Drusilla’s brother
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Drusilla
Drusilla (droo-sil´uh), the wife of Antonius Felix, who was procurator of Judea (ca. 52–59 ce) while Paul was imprisoned in Caesarea. A Jew, she was the daughter of Herod Agrippa I and great-granddaughter of Herod the Great. In Acts 24:24–27, she is present when Paul speaks about Jesus to her husband.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Drusilla
DRUSILLA. The wife of Felix (q.v.), governor or procurator of Judea before whom Paul was brought at Caesarea (Acts 24:24). Born in a.d. 38, she was a Jewess, previously married to Azizus, king of Emesa, whom she left for Felix (Jos Ant. xx.7. 1–2). As the youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa I, Drusilla
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Drusilla
DRUSILLA. Born in ad 38 (Jos., Ant. 19.354), the youngest daughter of *Herod Agrippa I, and sister of Agrippa II, who gave her in marriage to a Syrian petty king, Azizus of Emesa. The procurator *Felix, abetted by the Cypriot magician Atomos (whom some, following an inferior text of Josephus (Ant. 20.142),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Drusilla
Drusilla (Gk. Droúsilla)The youngest daughter of Agrippa I (and sister to Agrippa II, Bernice, and Mariamme). Julia Drusilla was born ca. 38 c.e., around the time Emperor Caligula’s sister of the same name died. She was engaged as a child to marry Epiphanes, son of King Antiochus IV of Commagene (Josephus
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Drusilla
Drusilla [drōō sĭlˊə] (Gk. Drousilla). The third and youngest daughter (ca. A.D. 38–79) of Herod Agrippa I and the sister of Herod Agrippa II (Josephus Ant. xviii.5.4[132]). The marriage to Epiphanes of Commagene in Asia Minor proposed for her at the age of six never materialized because the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Drusilla
DRUSILLA The Jewish wife of Felix, Roman procurator of Palestine, who heard Paul’s case in Caesarea (Acts 24:24). According to Flavius Josephus, she was born around a.d. 38 and was the youngest daughter of Herod Agrippa (Ant. 18.132; B.J. 2.220). She and Felix had a son who was killed in the eruption
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Drusilla
Drusil´la (watered by the dew), daughter of Herod Agrippa I, Acts 24:24ff., and Cypros. Born a.d. 38. She was at first betrothed to Antiochus Epiphanes, prince of Commagene, but was married to Azizus, king of Emesa. Soon after, Felix, procurator of Judea, brought about her seduction by means of the Cyprian
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Herod Father
Agrippa Brother
Bernice Sister
Felix Husband
Philip Uncle