EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)
(1.) Herod Antipas, a son of Herod the Great by his Samaritan wife Malthace.
He was tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea during the whole period of our Lord’s life on earth (Luke 23:7).
He was a frivolous and vain prince, and was chargeable with many infamous crimes (Mark 8:15; Luke 3:19; 13:31, 32).
He beheaded John the Baptist (Matt. 14:1-12) at the instigation of Herodias, the wife of his half-brother Herod-Philip, whom he had married.
Pilate sent Christ to him when he was at Jerusalem at the Passover (Luke 23:7).
He asked some idle questions of him, and after causing him to be mocked, sent him back again to Pilate.
The wife of Chuza, his house-steward, was one of our Lord’s disciples (Luke 8:3).
(2.) A “faithful martyr” (Rev. 2:13), of whom nothing more is certainly known.