Friday, 8 February 2019

Schoolboy finds rare Jewish coin

A student found an ancient coin during a recent school trip to the Shilo Valley, Israel. The rare Second Temple-era coin shows three stalks of grain and a royal canopy with the words "King Agrippa." Agrippa refers to Herod Agrippa, who ruled ancient Judea from 41 A.D. to 44 A.D. He was King Herod the Great's grandson and the father of Herod Agrippa II, who became the last king of the Herodian Dynasty.

According to the Book of Acts, King Agrippa persecuted the church in Jerusalem. He imprisoned Peter and had James killed.