5579 tetrarch

5579 tetrarch

A ruler over one quarter of a region; a son of Herod the Great who ruled one quarter of the area originally ruled by his father.

Herod Archelaus, governor of Judea, Idumea and Samaria

Mt 2:22 The tetrarchy system had been started by Philip of Macedon and adopted by the Romans.

Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and Perea

See also Mt 14:1,9 Sometimes a tetrarch would be given the courtesy title of king; Mk 6:14 pp Lk 9:7; Lk 3:1,19; Lk 23:7; Ac 13:1

Herod Philip, tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis

Lk 3:1

Lysanias, tetrarch of Abilene

Lk 3:1

See also

5219authority, human institutions
5327governors
5361justice, human
5366king
5509rulers
7735leaders, political
8456obedience to authorities