16) For a thorough argument for this claim, see Harold Hoehner, Herod Antipas
(London: Cambridge University Press, 1972), 133-6.
Herodias, then, was related to Herod Antipas
not just by marriage (affinity) but also by blood (consanguinity).
This reflection is usually understood as meaning: Herod Antipas
("that fox") cannot stop me from pursuing my profession ("practicing healing"), and I shall continue to do so in the days to come--not taking the expression "the third day" literally.
His son Herod Antipas
was tetrarch of the Roman provinces of Galilee and Peraea from A.
However, on a more sombre note (especially to his Roman audience) Josephus indicates that John's preaching alarmed Herod Antipas
, who feared that John's eloquence would lead some people into sedition ([epsilon] [pi] [iota] [alpha] [pi] [omicron] [sigma] [tau] [alpha] [sigma] [epsilon] [iota] , Ant.
married his niece Herodias, who had been the wife of his half brother Herod Philip.
According to the eminent theologian, Cardinal Tagle is not a John the Baptist who confronted King Herod Antipas
about his adulterous life and paid with his head for it.
Matthew is shunned as a sinner and a traitor because he collects taxes for Herod Antipas
and the tetrarch's Roman masters.
Luke alone reports a meeting with Herod (often cited as Herod Antipas
, son of Herod the Great).
7:10-22 as the Sayings Texts and also treats the controversies in Mk 10:2-12 and Mt 19:3-12, finishing the section with an essay on John the Baptist and Herod Antipas
Could anyone believe that a Catholic bishop who posted a letter on the diocese's Web site noting that "the present democratic candidate for President" supports abortion and opposes the very concept of human freedom and comparing him to Herod Antipas
, the Roman-era ruler who ordered the beheading of John the Baptist, is doing anything but opposing Barack Obama?
When reading Matthew, keep in mind that Herod Antipas
ruled Galilee as a Roman protectorate.