Easton's Bible Dictionary
The grandson of Herod the Great, and son of Aristobulus and Bernice. The Roman
emperor Caligula made him governor first of the territories of Philip, then of
the tetrarchy of Lysanias, with the title of king ("king Herod"), and finally
of that of Antipas, who was banished, and of Samaria and Judea. Thus he became
ruler over the whole of Palestine. He was a persecutor of the early Christians.
He slew James, and imprisoned Peter ( Acts 12:1 - 4 ). He died at Caesarea, being
"eaten of worms" ( Acts 12:23 ), A.D. 44. (Compare Josephus, Ant. xix. 8.)
Son of the foregoing, was born at Rome, A.D. 27. He was the brother of Bernice
and Drusilla. The Emperor Claudius (A.D. 48) invested him with the office of superintendent
of the Temple of Jerusalem, and made him governor (A.D. 50) of Chalcis. He was
afterwards raised to the rank of king, and made governor over the tetrarchy of
Philip and Lysanias ( Acts 25:13 ; 26:2 , 26:7 ). It was before him that Paul
delivered (A.D. 59) his speech recorded in Acts 26 . His private life was very
profligate. He died (the last of his race) at Rome, at the age of about seventy
years, A.D. 100.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
one who causes great pain at his birth
Smith's Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
a-grip'-a. See HEROD.
agrippa, bible commentary, bible history, bible reference, bible study, grandson of herod the great (agrippa I), murdered james and imprisoned peter, persecutor of christians, ruler of palestine