Definition of Herod in English:
1.2 Herod Antipas (22 bc-circa 40 ad), son of Herod the Great, tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea 4 bc- ad 40. He married Herodias (his brother’s wife) and was responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist. According to the New Testament (Luke 23:7), Pilate sent Jesus to be questioned by him before the Crucifixion.
- Example sentences
- Indeed, in 3:6 the narrator informs hearers that the Pharisees, who claim God's authority to interpret the law, ‘immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.’
- The Pharisees and Herodians who ask Jesus about paying taxes are also concerned with security.
- Not only was the Herodian temple physically imposing, but it represented in physical construction and ritual activity the entire cosmos.
Pronunciation: /hɛˈrəʊdɪən/adjective& noun
Definition of Herod in:
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