Think, for instance why Herod Antipas
had John the Baptist beheaded, or why Pilate had Jesus crucified.
Another political agitator in Judaea has been silenced, executed under the reign of Herod Antipas
, tetrarch of Galilee.
Chapter three discusses the changes in power arrangements within Palestine and more narrowly within Galilee under the "aristocratic politics" of Herod Antipas
, which fostered social stratification, control of land and peasants by use of taxes, warfare, and conscripted labor, and improvements in infrastructure benefiting the elite, not peasants.
The Synoptic gospels give us accounts of his martyrdom in the hands of Herod Antipas
, ruler of Galilee.
, for example, well-educated in Rome, missing Rome's pleasures, and puzzled to find so many men in Judea called Jesus, "an ordinary man who wanted to burn shadows" as a disciple said.
He calls both Herod the Great and Herod Antipas
Jews, but the mother of the former was a Nabataean, and the mother of the latter a Samaritan; and their Idumean blood from grandfather Herod Antipater made Jews deeply suspicious of them.
John went to jail rather for his commitment to the truth about marriage and family life, indeed for his insistence on the truth about a particular marriage and a particular family: that of Herod Antipas
They approach him, on one occasion, to warn him that Herod Antipas
wants to put him to death, and they advise him to go into hiding at once in order to avoid being arrested.
The trials of Annas, Caiaphas and Herod Antipas
entered the visual corpus of Pilatian imagery, and the physical suffering of Christ began to be more graphically emphasized, with Pilate often shown taking a more active role in the trial and subsequent torture of Christ--he oversees (and sometimes even participates) in the flagellation (272-89).
Wilde marks characters according to their origin in the "persons of the play": Herod Antipas
(Tetrarch of Judaea), The Young Syrian (Captain of the Guard), Tigellinus (A Young Roman), A Cappadocian, A Nubian, Jews, Nazarenes, etc.
19:3-12, finishing the section with an essay on John the Baptist and Herod Antipas
Herod the Great was the father of Herod Antipas
, the ruler from the New Testament's account of the lives of Jesus and John the Baptist.