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For Herod had John arrested and bound him and put him in prison [at the fortress of Machaerus, east of the Jordan, to keep him away] because of [a]Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip,(A)

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  1. Matthew 14:3 Herodias was not the lawful wife of Herod Antipas. She was married to her uncle, Herod Philip I. She deserted him in order to live with another uncle, Herod Antipas, whose legal wife was the daughter of Aretas, King of Arabia.

17 For Herod himself had sent [guards] and had John arrested and shackled in prison because of [a]Herodias, the wife of his [half-] brother Philip, because he (Herod) had married her.(A)

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  1. Mark 6:17 See note Matt 14:3.

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