Herod Agrippa I
Help from Antipas
Agrippa ended up marrying the daughter of Phasael whose name was Cypros, a
distant relative. They bore five children: Drusus (who died young), Agrippa,
Berenice, Mariamme and Drusilla. Agrippa’s wife Cypros won for him many privileges, including the favor of his sister's
husband, Antipas. Antipas gave Agrippa a home, a substantial allowance, and
was made the market supervisor (agoranomos) of Antipas' new capital city
Tiberias, where he then resided.
Coin of Herod Antipas
It wasn't long before Agrippa found his position to be very inadequate, and
it is told that Antipas kept it that way to scorn him. Matters came to a head
one evening at Tyre during a feast when Antipas reproached Agrippa for his
poverty and claimed that he owed the very food he was eating to Antipas.