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Drusilla (dru-sĭl'lah). Acts 24:24 The young daughter of Herod Agrippa I., and sister of Agrippa II. She was first betrothed to Antiochus Epiphanes, prince of Commagene; but, as he refused to become a Jew, she was married to Azizus, prince of Emesa. Soon after, Felix, the Roman procurator, persuaded her, by means of the Cyprian sorcerer Simon, to leave her husband and marry him. Acts 24:24. She bore him a son, Agrippa, who perished in the eruption of Vesuvius in the reign of Titus.

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

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