Antipas: 1. Herod Antipas, a son of Herod the Great by his Samaritan wife
Malthace. He was tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea during the
whole period of our Lord's life on earth
(Luke 23:7) He was a
frivolous and vain prince, and was chargeable with many
(Mark 8:15; Luke 3:19; 13:31,32) He beheaded John
(Matthew 14:1-12) at the instigation of Herodias, the
wife of his half-brother Herod-Philip, whom he had married.
Pilate sent Christ to him when he was at Jerusalem at the
(Luke 23:7) He asked some idle questions of him, and
after causing him to be mocked, sent him back again to Pilate.
The wife of Chuza, his house-steward, was one of our Lord's
2. A "faithful martyr"
(Revelation 2:13) of whom nothing more is certainly