Galilee who executed John the Baptist and mocked Jesus before the
Tiberius in Galilee: capital of
Tetrarch of Galilee
and Peraea in the time of Jesus, Herod Antipas ruled from 4 B.C. to A.D.
39. He was the son of Herod the Great and a
Samaritan woman. Antipas is mentioned a number of times in the Gospels.
Herod's divorce and subsequent marriage to Herodias (his niece and the
former wife of his half-brother) brought a rebuke from John the Baptist. Herod Antipas eventually had John put
to death. Because Jesus was a Galilean, Pilate sent Jesus to Herod Antipas
for questioning. Herod mocked Jesus and sent him back to Pilate
for the final sentence.
14:1-11 - Herod executes John
23:6-12 - Jesus before Herod