Antipas



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.

Historical Examples

“Let them do their own beheading, as antipas did,” he growled.
The Jacket (The Star-Rover) Jack London

No one had even doubted for twenty years past, that antipas was simple-minded.
Dulcibel Henry Peterson

antipas listened, without appearing to be shocked at the strength of the invectives.
Herodias Gustave Flaubert

This led to a war with Aretas in which antipas was defeated.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5 Various

antipas immediately declared that he was ready to do anything for the emperor.
Herodias Gustave Flaubert

antipas and Mannaeus looked at each other a moment in silence.
Herodias Gustave Flaubert

For the general excitement was proving too much for antipas.
Dulcibel Henry Peterson

Until that moment she had never spoken to antipas of her daughter.
Herodias Gustave Flaubert

The realm of antipas, often mentioned in the New Testament, was a little nearer.
A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

At last he spoke in confidence to antipas, and revealed what he had wished to say.
Herodias Gustave Flaubert

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