When he knew (epignou). Second aorist active participle from epiginwskw, having gained full (epi, added knowledge). Of Herod's jurisdiction (ek th exousia Hhrwidou). Herod was naturally jealous of any encroachment by Pilate, the Roman Procurator of Judea. So here was a chance to respect the prerogative (exousia) of Herod and get rid of this troublesome case also. Sent him up (anepempsen). First aorist active indicative of anapempw. This common verb is used of sending back as in verse Acts 11 or of sending up to a higher court as of Paul to Caesar ( Acts 25:21 ). Who himself also was (onta kai auton). Being also himself in Jerusalem. Present active participle of eimi.