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Appendix two - Which Herod is which?

My Notes on Teaching the New Testament, by Mama Brenda

There are several mentions of Herod in the New Testament – it is a title rather than a personal name – this family tree may help.

Herod the Great

Herod the Great - murdered three of his 9/10 sons, and several of his 5/8 wives. Killed the Bethlehem boys. Builder. Died 4BC Kingdom divided 4 ways.

Mt 2:1-9, 12, 13-18

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Archelaus Herod Antipas Philip Aristobulus

ruled Judea, ruled Galilee and ruled Trachonitis not mentioned

Idumea and Perea, Deposed A.D. 39 died A.D.34. in the Bible

Samaria Mark 6:14-28 Luke 3:19

4B.C. -6A.D. Ruled Judea,

Matthew 2: Idumea and Samaria

19-23 after 4B.C.

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Daughter Herodias Herod Agrippa I

Married Uncle ruled Trachonitis

Philip and then from A.D.34.

married Herod Gained Galilee and

Agrippa Perea from A.D.39

Mark 6:14-28 Acts 12:1-24

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Salome daughter Drusilla,


and son,

Herod Agrippa II

Acts 25:13-26:32

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