New Testament

Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

Who took advantage of his high position to persecute followers of Jesus?

Herod Agrippa I. Being the grandson of Herod the Great made him a shoo-in for the role of king of Judea. He ruled from 41–44 C.E. Herod Agrippa I “laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church.” (Acts 12:1) He had James killed. He had Peter arrested and put under heavy guard. Herod intended to bring Peter out after Passover. Peter’s friends prayed for him while he was in prison.


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