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antipas


antipas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Antipas,  for  all  or  against  all