Herod Antipas

1st century AD tetrarch of Galilee and Perea

Herod Antipas (Greek: Ἡρῴδης Ἀντίπας, Hērǭdēs Antipas; born before 20 BC – died after 39 AD), was a 1st-century ruler of Galilee and Perea. He had the title of tetrarch ("ruler of a quarter") and is known as both "Herod the Tetrarch"[1] and "King Herod"[2] in the New Testament. He never held the title of king.[3]


  1. "Mt 14:1 NASB – John the Baptist Beheaded - At that". Bible Gateway. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  2. "Mark 6:14–29 NASB – John's Fate Recalled – And King Herod". BibleGateway.com. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. Jeffers, James S. (2000). The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity. Intervarsity-Press. p. 125. ISBN 978-0830815890. Retrieved 29 September 2016.