June 20, 2013

It is not common to mention the names of wives in the Bible. When her name is mentioned there usually is a reason.

Acts 24:24, “Some days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess…”

“This beautiful but infamous woman was the third daughter of Herod Agrippa I, who was eaten of worms (see on Acts 12:1), and a sister of Agrippa II, before whom Paul pleaded. She was ‘given in marriage to Azizus, king of the Emesenes, who had consented to be circumcised for the sake of the alliance. But this marriage was soon dissolved, after this manner: When Festus was procurator of Judea, he saw her, and being captivated with her beauty, persuaded her to desert her husband, transgress the laws of her country, and marry himself.’ Such was this “wife” of Felix.” Critical and Explanatory Commentary, Vol. II

Paul did not change his message, (v. 25), for them or offer them a bribe, (v. 26).