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Bernice (ber-nî'se). The eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa I., and sister to Herod Agrippa II., Acts 25:13; Acts 23:26-30, married first to her uncle Herod, king of Chalcis, after whose death she lived under suspicious circumstances with her brother. She then became the wife of Polemo, king of Cilicia. This marriage was soon dissolved; and she returned to Agrippa, and was subsequently the mistress first of Vespasian, then of Titus.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Bernice'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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