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ruler of the people, son of Herod the Great, by Malthace, a Samaritan woman. He was educated along with his brother Antipas at Rome. He inherited from his father a third part of his kingdom viz., Idumea, Judea, and Samaria, and hence is called “king” (Matt. 2:22). It was for fear of him that Joseph and Mary turned aside on their way back from Egypt. Till a few days before his death Herod had named Antipas as his successor, but in his last moments he named Archelaus.

Historical Examples

After the exile of archelaus, his dominions were administered by his two brothers.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo

She advanced into the room and pointed a finger at archelaus Libby.
Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

archelaus took possession of Athens and the Piræus, from which all the friends of Rome were driven into exile.
Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) Charles Morris

He instances archelaus, son of Perdiccas, the usurper of Macedonia.
Gorgias Plato

archelaus withdrew, reluctantly, not without a sense of expectation cheated.
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch

They are hideous, archelaus; not to mention that they don’t fit you in the least.
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch

The situation became finally so intolerable that the Jews appealed to Augustus, and archelaus was removed and sent into exile.
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage

“By all means, archelaus, let us do it tactfully,” agreed the Commandant.
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch

Sergeant archelaus appeared, a moment later, ready dressed, and on more than usually good terms with himself.
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch

Sergeant archelaus pulled stroke, and Sergeant Treacher bow.
Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch


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