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The meaning of Antipas in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

  • 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 (Matthew 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).

  • A "faithful martyr" (Revelation 2:13), of whom nothing more is certainly known.


    See more on the meaning of Antipas in the Bible:
    Antipas {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}
    Antipas {Hitchcock's Bible Name}

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