(blass' tuhss) Personal name meaning, “sprout.” Official under Herod Agrippa I (A.D. 37-44). Won over by citizens of Tyre and Sidon, he tried to help them make peace with Herod. Herod's ensuing speech let him assume the role of God over the people, resulting in God striking him dead (Acts 12:20-23).
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