Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, May 19th, 2024
Pentacost
Attention!
We are taking food to Ukrainians still living near the front lines. You can help by getting your church involved.
Click to donate today!

Bible Encyclopedias
Agrippa, Caius Julius

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Agrippa II
Next Entry
Agrippa, Simonides
Resource Toolbox

Mentioned as propretor of the Roman province of Asia in an inscription at Ephesus; was probably a descendant of the royal house of Herod. His father, referred to in the inscription in question as King Alexander, was doubtless the Alexander appointed by Vespasian as "king of an island in Cilicia" (Josephus, "Ant." 18:5, § 4) and would thus be great-grandson of Alexander, son of Herod the Great, by Mariamne (see genealogical abstract below). His descendants soon lost all connection with Judaism and disappeared in heathendom (Josephus, ibid. 141).

Bibliography:
  • Greek Inscriptions in the British Museum, 3:187,537;
  • Prosopographia Imperii Romani, ed. H. Dessau, 2:162,87;
  • Schürer, Gesch. 1:2, part 468;
  • Mommsen, in Hermes, 1870, 4:190.
M. Br.
Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Agrippa, Caius Julius'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​a/agrippa-caius-julius.html. 1901.
 
adsfree-icon
Ads FreeProfile