Herod Antipas

King over Galilee who executed John the Baptist and mocked Jesus before the crucifixion.

Tiberius in Galilee: capital of
Herod Antipas

Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea in the time of Jesus, Herod Antipas ruled from 4 B.C. to A.D. 39. He was the son of Herod the Great and a Samaritan woman.  Antipas is mentioned a number of times in the Gospels. Herod's divorce and subsequent marriage to Herodias (his niece and the former wife of his half-brother) brought a rebuke from John the Baptist. Herod Antipas eventually had John put to death. Because Jesus was a Galilean, Pilate sent Jesus to Herod Antipas for questioning. Herod mocked Jesus and sent him back to Pilate for the final sentence.

Matt 14:1-11 - Herod executes John

Luke 23:6-12 - Jesus before Herod

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