properly the sovereign or governor of the fourth part of a country. ( Matthew 14:1 ; Luke 3:1 ; 9:7 ; Acts 13:1 ) The title was, however, often applied to any one who governed a Roman province, of whatever size. The title of king was sometimes assigned to a tetrarch. ( Matthew 14:9 ; Mark 6:14 Mark 6:22 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Tetrarch,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".