Herod Agrippa I
Publisher: Vintage | ISBN: N\A | edition 2007 | HLP | 86 pages | 1,90 mb
Herod Agrippa I (Marcus Julius Agrippa) was king in Judea and ruled from 37-44 A.D.. He was born in 10 B.C. according to Josephus (Antiquities 14.9, 2). Agrippa appears to have been a man of gracious manners, very kind, gifted with eloquence, yet filled with vanity. In religion he was a zealous rather than a devout Jew, attentive to "tithe mint and dill and cummin," but neglectful of "the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness." He was keenly fond of popularity and possessed much personal magnetism (Ant. 19.6.1-2; 19.7.3). He died suddenly in 44 A.D.