Archelaus

Archelaus [H] [S]

ruler of the people, son of Herod the Great, by Malthace, a Samaritan woman. He was educated along with his brother Antipas at Rome. He inherited from his father a third part of his kingdom viz., Idumea, Judea, and Samaria, and hence is called "king" ( Matthew 2:22 ). It was for fear of him that Joseph and Mary turned aside on their way back from Egypt. Till a few days before his death Herod had named Antipas as his successor, but in his last moments he named Archelaus.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Archelaus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Archelaus [E] [S]

the prince of the people
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Archelaus'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Archelaus [E] [H]

(prince of the people ), son of Herod the Great by a Samaritan woman, Malthake, and, with his brother Antipas brought up at Rome. At the death of Herod (B.C. 4) his kingdom was divided between his three sons, Herod Antipas, Archelaus and Philip. Archelaus never properly bore the title of king, ( Matthew 2:22 ) but only that of ethnarch. In the tenth year of his reign, or the ninth according to Dion Cassius, i.e. A.D. 6, a complaint was preferred against him by his brothers and his subjects on the ground of his tyranny, in consequence of which he was banished to Vienne in Gaul, where he is generally said to have died.


[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Archelaus'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ARCHELAUS

ar-ke-la'-us (Archelaos, Matthew 2:22):

Son of Herod the Great by his wife Malthace. He succeeded on his father's death to the government of Judea, Samaria and Idumaea, but was deposed by the Romans for misgovernment in 6 AD. See HEROD.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ARCHELAUS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.