Philip the Tetrarch

Phil'ip The Tetrarch

(Φίλιππος ὁ τετράρχης), tetrarch of Batanaea, Traclionitis, and Auranitis (Lu 3:1); the two latter appear to have been regarded by Luke as included in Ituraea. Philip was the son of Herod the Great by his wife Cleopatra, and own brother of Herod Antipas; at his death his tetrarchy was annexed to Syria. From him the city Caesarea Philippi took its name (Josephus, Ant. 17:1, 3; 11:4; 18:4,6; War, 1:28, 4; 2:6, 3). Philip ruled from B.C. 4 to A.D. 34. SEE HEROD.

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