(1.) Herod Antipas, a son of Herod the Great by his Samaritan wife Malthace. He was tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea during the whole period of our Lord's life on earth (Luke 23:7). He was a frivolous and vain prince, and was chargeable with many infamous crimes (Mark 8:15; Luke 3:19; 13:31, 32). He beheaded John the Baptist (Matt. 14:1-12) at the instigation of Herodias, the wife of his half-brother Herod-Philip, whom he had married. Pilate sent Christ to him when he was at Jerusalem at the Passover (Luke 23:7). He asked some idle questions of him, and after causing him to be mocked, sent him back again to Pilate. The wife of Chuza, his house-steward, was one of our Lord's disciples (Luke 8:3). (2.) A "faithful martyr" (Rev. 2:13), of whom nothing more is certainly known.
“Let them do their own beheading, as antipas did,” he growled.
No one had even doubted for twenty years past, that antipas was simple-minded.
antipas listened, without appearing to be shocked at the strength of the invectives.
This led to a war with Aretas in which antipas was defeated.
antipas immediately declared that he was ready to do anything for the emperor.
antipas and Mannaeus looked at each other a moment in silence.
For the general excitement was proving too much for antipas.
Until that moment she had never spoken to antipas of her daughter.
The realm of antipas, often mentioned in the New Testament, was a little nearer.
At last he spoke in confidence to antipas, and revealed what he had wished to say.