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Herod Antipas

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Herod Antipas Herod Antipas (21 BC - AD 39) was a Tetrarch (governor) of the Roman province of Galilee, North Palestine, (4 BC-AD 9), son of Herod the Great.

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He divorced his wife to marry his niece Herodias, who persuaded her daughter Salome to ask for John the Baptist's head when be reproved Herod's action.

Jesus was brought before him on Pontius Pilate's discovery that he was a Galilean and hence of Herod's jurisdiction, but Herod returned him without giving any verdict.

In AD 38 Herod Antipas went to Rome to try to get the emperor Caligula to give him the title of king, but was banished.

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Herod Antipas was a 1st-century AD ruler of Galilee and Perea.

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Date Added: 20 April '12

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