Antipas

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Antipas

(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.

Noah Moses

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