Archelaus


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Archelaus

(är'kēlā`əs): see HerodHerod,
dynasty reigning in Palestine at the time of Jesus. As a dynasty the Herods depended largely on the power of Rome. They are usually blamed for the state of virtual anarchy in Palestine at the beginning of the Christian era.

Antipater (fl. c.65 B.C.
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Then another cart came by at the same pace, but the occupant of the throne was not old like the others, but a man stalwart and robust, and of a forbidding countenance, who as he came up said in a voice far hoarser and more devilish, "I am the enchanter Archelaus, the mortal enemy of Amadis of Gaul and all his kindred," and then passed on.
Decamnichus also was the chief cause of the conspiracy against Archelaus, for he urged others on: the occasion of his resentment was his having delivered him to Euripides the poet to be scourged; for Euripides was greatly offended with him for having said something of the foulness of his breath.
Mithridates son, Aristion, Archelaus, bearing crownes
They included Archelaus, who was subsequently deposed because he was so cruel and tyrannical, (64) and Antipas, who put John the Baptist to death (65) and before whom Jesus stood trial (66) before he was crucified and killed.
Joseph, upon the advice of an angel of the Lord, protected Mary and their child Jesus from the threat of King Herod and subsequently, from Archelaus.
This census took place after Herod's son Archelaus was deposed in 6 CE, ten years after Herod's death.
42: "But even when we have fled the world, in an exterior sense, and have retired into our cells and cloisters, there will always be an Archelaus reigning in the soul'.
After the death of Herod and Archelaus, "the authority again increased, the internal government of the country being largely in its hands.
Exactly the same gag," Beard tells us, is attributed by Plutarch to Archelaus, a Macedonian king in the fifth century BCE.
On return, Joseph discovered that Archelaus reigned in his father Herod's place.
In regard to other Jewish sources from the time period, Josephus tells us that two of King Herod's sons, Archelaus and Herod Antipas, had more than one marriage at a time.
Martin disagreed, arguing that this would mean that Herod Archelaus would have waited six months, until after the following Passover, before going to Rome and asking Caesar Augustus to confirm him as the next king.