The chorus, in the person of soldiers, once again draws attention to the sombre aspect of the tetrarch.
But the tetrarch has formally forbidden that any man should raise the cover of this well.
After the tetrarch's repulse of his wife's tender overtures, the pair gazed morosely at each other.
The tetrarch appeared on a terrace, removing his ceremonial gloves.
At this a man sprang up from a table near the tetrarch's pavilion, and made his way towards the place where Eleazar sat.
But the tetrarch was weary of pondering on this troublesome matter.
Their faces were dark, particularly those of the Pharisees, who were enemies of Rome and of the tetrarch.
The tetrarch had already forgotten her presence, it appeared.
At this, Herodias is filled with satisfaction, but the tetrarch protests.
As the tetrarch approached the group, he was greeted with respectful enthusiasm.
late Old English tetrarche "ruler of one of four divisions of a kingdom or province," from Late Latin tetrarcha, from Greek tetrarkhes "leader of four companies, tetrarch," from tetra- "four" (see tetra-) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon). Applied generally to subordinate rulers in the Roman Empire, especially in Syria.
strictly the ruler over the fourth part of a province; but the word denotes a ruler of a province generally (Matt. 14:1; Luke 3:1, 19; 9:7; Acts 13:1). Herod and Phasael, the sons of Antipater, were the first tetrarchs in Palestine. Herod the tetrarch had the title of king (Matt. 14:9).