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archelaus


archelaus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Archelaus 
  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. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Archelaus,  the  prince  of  the  people