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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding the 5 different
HERODS MENTIONED IN THE HOLY BIBLE

Q. 1. When reading the New Testament, there are numerous reference to Herod. At the same time, these references do not seem to apply to the same person. Is there more than one Herod mentioned in the Holy Bible?

A. 1. In the Holy Bible, you will find a reference to the following Herods:

Herod the Great (39 B.C. to 4 B.C.), the builder of the last Temple of Jerusalem, was monarch when John the Baptist and Jesus were born. [See Lk: 1:5; Mt. 2:1]

Herod Antipas (4 B.C. - 39 A.D.) executed John the Baptist. It was to him that Pilate sent Jesus as a prisoner. [See Mk 6:14-29; Lk. 23:7-12]

Herod Philip (4 B.C. - 34 A.D.) was ruler in the Northeastern region of Palestine where Jesus promised the primacy to Peter. [Mt. 16:13-20]

Herod Agrippa I (A.D. 37-44) who persecuted the early Church and ordered the murder of James the Greater. He also imprisoned Peters. [Acts 12:1-5]

Herod Agrippa II (A.D. 49-86) was the one who met Paul at the house of Festus in Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast. [Acts 25:13]



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