Herod’s Sword
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Agrippa (Person)
AGRIPPA (PERSON) [Gk Agrippas (Ἀγριππας)]. The name held by two Herodian rulers in 1st century Palestine. Josephus’ writings constitute our primary source of information for both, although both are also mentioned in the NT book of Acts: Agrippa I as the “Herod” who persecuted the early church in Jerusalem
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Herod (hair´uhd), name of a family of Idumean origin with strong connections to the Roman government. Members of the family, under a variety of titles, governed Judea, Galilee, and adjacent areas from ca. 55 bce until near the close of the first century ce. The name “Herod” is Greek and originated with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Agrippa I, Herod
AGRIPPA I, HEROD. He is called Herod the King in Acts 12:1. He was a son of Aristobulus and Bernice, and grandson of Herod the Great and Mariamne. The royal Asmonean line, though nearly extinguished by the murderous jealousy of Herod the Great, was preserved in Agrippa. In him the kingdom of Herod came
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Herod Agrippa I
HEROD AGRIPPA I The son of Aristobulus and Bernice and grandson of King Herod the Great. He was called Agrippa in honor of Marcus Agrippa, a key Roman official and patron of his grandfather. Herod Agrippa was born around 10 b.c. and spent most of his youth in Rome, where he ingratiated himself with Gaius
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Agrippa I
AGRIPPA I [a GRIP uh] — Roman ruler of Galilee and eventual ruler of the territory previously governed by his grandfather, Herod the Great. Agrippa persecuted the Christians in Jerusalem (Acts 12:1–23) during his reign in Judea from a.d. 41 until his death in a.d. 44. Also see Herod.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Agrippa.—Name of two of the Herodian family. 1. A grandson of Herod the Great, was raised by Caligula from a prison to a throne, and ultimately became king of all Palestine. He affected to be a Pharisee, and to please the Jews he caused St. James to be beheaded, and threw St. Peter into prison, whence
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Herod [Hair-uhd](Greek origin: Hero shaped)SNAPSHOT: HEROD ANTIPASCHARACTER AND ACHIEVEMENTS■ Self-centered■ Self-indulging■ Evil (Luke 3:19)■ In c. AD 20, he founded a new capital for himself, which he called Tiberias, to honor the Roman emperor, Tiberius■ Antipas was first married to Phasaelis,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
A-gripʹpa. The name of two members of the Herodian family mentioned in the New Testament.1. The grandson of Herod the Great, whose name he bore as a surname, and under the emperor Caligula the king of all Palestine. To conciliate the Jews he slew with the sword the apostle James and shut up in prison
Herʹod [hero-like], the name of several persons of the royal family of Judæa in the times of our Lord and his apostles.1. Herod the Great was the second son of Antipater, an Idumæan, who was appointed procurator of Judæa by Julius Cæsar, b.c. 47. Ten years afterward, when Herod was twenty-five years
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Volumes I–III
AGRIPPA, HERO′DES I. (Ἡρώδης Ἀγρίππας), called by Josephus (Ant. Jud. xvii. 2. § 2), “Agrippa the Great,” was the son of Aristobulus and Berenice, and grandson of Herod the Great. Shortly before the death of his grandfather, he came to Rome, where he was educated with the future emperor Claudius,
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
(Herod) Agrippa I
(Herod) Agrippa IAgrippa was born in Jerusalem in 10 bce, the son of Herod the Great’s son (Herod) Aristobulus. His father and his uncle Alexander were executed by Herod in 7 bce under suspicion of having designs upon Herod’s throne, and as the son of an accused usurper he might well have been executed
Agrippa [uh-grip-uh] (Ἀγρίππας, named for the Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa) (1) Herod Agrippa I, king of Judea 41–44 ce; executed James (1) and arrested Peter (Acts 12:1) (2) Herod Agrippa II, king of Chalcis and later of Galilee; son of Agrippa I; attended the trial of Paul in Caesarea
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Agrippa I
AGRIPPA I, or Herod Agrippa (10/9 BC–AD 44). Son of Aristobulus and Berenice, nephew of Herod the Great. Educated at *Rome, where he gained the favor of the emperor *Caligula, who in 37 conferred on him the tetrarchies of Philip (the territories of Batanaea, Ituraea and Trachonitus) and Lysanias (Abilene),
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