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Synonyms for Herod

king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)

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Herod Antipas (20 BC-AD 39), the son of Herod the Great (74-4 BC) by the Samaritan Malthace, was the tetrarch of Galilee.
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.
Parish members rushed the priest to the Antipas Medical Specialist facility where he was declared dead on arrival, a police report said.
19:3-12, finishing the section with an essay on John the Baptist and Herod Antipas.
Furthermore, he considered his act of homicide to be an imitation of the New Testament story of the dance of Salome before Herod Antipas, who rewarded her with the head of John the Baptist.
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.
ELAINE BURKE sends out her first runner after being granted a training licence yesterday when Antipas runs in the seller at Catterick this evening, writes Graham Green.
The provenance of the painting strongly suggests that it once belonged to Lucrezia d'Este, Duchess of Urbino, in whose possession it was probably recorded in 1592 as 'una Herodiade', the femme fatale who incited her daughter to demand of Herod Antipas the decollation of John the Baptist.
Conversely, Hubmaier negatively associates Pope Leo X with Herod Antipas and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V with Pilate.
CREW: A Lygo (7), T Oxley (6), P Scanlon (2), G Antipas (2), P Dickens
28) See the complete description of that order, harking back to Antipas and Tiberius, to "old Jerusalem and old Rome," that is, to the times of the Passion of Christ (887-90).
Herod Antipas (Frank Thring) is Ray's Biblical version of Ed Avery.
Serratelli went so far as to compare Obama to Herod Antipas, the New Testament ruler who is notorious for ordering the beheading of John the Baptist.