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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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Herodias, then, was related to Herod Antipas not just by marriage (affinity) but also by blood (consanguinity).
Herod Antipas was appointed tetrarch of Galilee and Perea, after the death of his father in 4 B.
Wilde follows his sources in setting Salome in the palace of "Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Judaea"; his characterization is filtered through latent Orientalism.
But it is barely credible that this rather goofy, inelegant girl could be the same individual whose dancing aroused the pleasure of Herod Antipas.
Antipas Mbusa Nyamwisi, the Congolese foreign minister, repeated the charge to the Reuters news agency.
But there is son and successor Herod Antipas available--nothing to choose between them in villainy.
Freyne posits that "the reign of Antipas represented a particularly significant moment for Galilee in the development of this demand/supply network .
YAs would have to have a strong interest in the period of this novel to persevere: the convoluted maneuvering of evil rulers like Herod Antipas and his lover, Salome's mother, are detailed and nasty.
the exact years of both Christ's birth and Herod's death are up for debate--his kingdom was divided among three of his sons, including Herod Antipas, who is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke's account of Jesus' trial.
Herod Antipas (ruler of Galilee during Jesus' time), Herodias, and Salome live out an axis of evil that results in John the Baptist's decapitation.
Shearer of Antipas Ministries, calls this delusion "Messianic leadership"--that is to say usurping the role usually ascribed to the Messiah.