Herod Antipas 21 BC-39 AD


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Known by the nickname Antipas, he was the son of Herod I (the Great). He was appointed tetrarch of Galilee by Caesar Augustus after his father’s death in 4 BC. He divorced his first wife and married his brother Phillip’s wife, Herodias. When John the Baptist reproached Herod for this marriage, Herodias talked her husband into imprisoning him. She then persuaded her daughter, Salome, to ask for the Baptist’s head in return for dancing at her stepfather’s birthday feast. Antipas reluctantly beheaded John. He built a city called Tiberius along the Sea of Galilee in honor of his patron, the notorious Emperor Tiberius (14 – 37 AD). When Jesus was arrested in Jerusalem (Luke 23:11), Pilate, the Roman procurator of Judaea, first sent him to Antipas, because Jesus came from Antipas’ realm. The Tetrarch was eager to see Jesus, expecting to see miracles, but soon had Him beaten and returned Him to Pilate to be crucified. An Exact Replica

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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 4 × 3 × .125 in