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John the Baptist Prepares the Way

It was now the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, the Roman emperor. Pontius Pilate was governor over Judea; Herod Antipas was ruler[a] over Galilee; his brother Philip was ruler[b] over Iturea and Traconitis; Lysanias was ruler over Abilene.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:1a Greek Herod was tetrarch. Herod Antipas was a son of King Herod.
  2. 3:1b Greek tetrarch; also in 3:1c.

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