Agrippa II was the great-grandson of Herod the Great, raised and educated at the imperial court in Rome.
He was a friend of Rome but a loyal patron of his Jewish subjects, and he did what he could to avert to cataclysm that began in 66AD, when the Jewish Rebellion broke out.
Ultimately he sided with the Romans, because he knew they would win. Pragmatism was part of his nature. But he was also well-placed to negotiate for the survivors at the end of the War.
Agrippa II and Paul of Tarsus.
In 60AD, when Paul had been in prison for two years, the procurator in Judea, Festus, consulted Agrippa concerning his case.
This happened during a visit that Agrippa and his sister Bernice were making to Caesarea (Agrippa and Bernice were said to be having an incestuous affair, though the writer of Acts tactfully does not mention this). (wikipedia)
Sometimes the part of being in the Holy Land
is the ability to picture just where the stories
took place that we read about in the Bible.
This is one of those spots.
Trial of St. Paul in front of Agrippa, Bernice and Festus.
Nikolai Bodarevsky- 1875- Russia.
That good ole Roman arch.
One of the very best (and oldest) cruciforms
found in ancient Israel is found here at this site.
And as always-
things sort of connect and mix up time frames.
the still in use Roman arch- the Roman bridge.
the road cars and truck use as they pass over,
on their way to Golan.