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Berenice

BERENICE bər’ ə nes. This Herodian princess, born in a.d. 28, daughter of Agrippa I makes a brief appearance in the NT in the story of Paul’s examination before Festus at Caesarea (Acts 25:13-27). She was visiting the Rom. garrison town with her able brother, [[Agrippa II]]. Berenice was married as a child of thirteen years to Marcus, son of Tiberius Julius Alexander, the Arabarch and on his death to her uncle Herod, for whom Agrippa I, confirmed now by Claudius in control of the dominions of Herod I, begged the petty kingdom of Calchis (Jos Antiq. XIX. v. 1). There were two sons of this marriage, Berniceanus and Hyrcanus (Jos. B. J. XI).