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Agrippa I

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Coin made by Herod Agrippa I.

Agrippa I also called the Great (10 BC – 44 AD), King of the Jews, was the grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus IV and Berenice.[1] His original name was Marcus Julius Agrippa and he is the king named Herod in the Acts of the Apostles, in the Bible, "Herod (Agrippa)" (Ἡρώδης Ἀγρίππας). He was, according to Josephus, known in his time as "Agrippa the Great".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mason, Charles Peter (1867), "Agrippa, Herodes I", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. 1, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, pp. 77–78, archived from the original on 2006-05-22, retrieved 2009-08-10
  2. Josephus, Antiquitates Judaicae xvii. 2. § 2
Preceded by
37-41 CE. Crisis under Caligula
King of Judaea
41 CE – 44 CE
Succeeded by
Agrippa II