tetrarch (Tet´rahrk)

Originally the title for “a ruler of a fourth” or “one of four rulers.” In Hellenistic and Roman times, however, it is applied somewhat loosely to petty rulers of dependent states; a tetrarch is lower in status than an ethnarch, who, in turn, is lower than a king. The term occurs seven times in the NT, with three of these occurrences in (Luke 3:1), where Philip, Herod Antipas, and Lysanias are all mentioned. The other four occurrences all refer to Herod Antipas (Matt 14:1; Luke 3:19; Luke 9:7; Acts 13:1).

Luke 3:1

The Proclamation of John the Baptist
1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of ... View more

Matt 14:1

The Death of John the Baptist
1At that time Herod the ruler heard reports about Jesus;

Luke 3:19

19But Herod the ruler, who had been rebuked by him because of Herodias, his brother's wife, and because of all the evil things that Herod had done,

Luke 9:7

Herod's Perplexity
7Now Herod the ruler heard about all that had taken place, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from t ... View more

Acts 13:1

Barnabas and Saul Commissioned
1Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a ... View more

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