Herod Antipas (21bc- ad39), tetrarch of Galilee and Perea (4bc- ad39), son of Herod the Great. Although comparatively little is known of his reign, he appears to have governed ably. Antipas possessed the cunning of his father but lacked his diplomacy and talent for war. He divorced his first wife, the daughter of Aretas IV (reigned 9bc- ad40), king of the Nabataeans, and married Herodias, former wife of his half brother Herod, thus precipitating a war with Aretas in which Antipas was defeated. He was censured for his marriage by John the Baptist, whose execution Antipas was enticed into ordering (see Mark 6:14-29) by the machinations of Herodias through her daughter, Salome. Later, at the urging of his ambitious wife, Antipas went to Rome and demanded of Emperor Caligula that he be granted the title of king. Instead, Caligula deposed and banished him to Lugdunum (Lyon) in Gaul. Antipas is the Herod most frequently mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible; it was to him that Jesus Christ was sent by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea (see Luke 23:7-15).
Father: Herod of Judea b: ABT 73 BC
Marriage 1 Herodias