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Archelais
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Archelais
Archelais (Ἀρχέλαις, Archelais). Settlement founded by Archelaus, who was son of Herod the Great and Tetrarch of Judaea (4 bcad 6).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Archelais
ARCHELAIS Village in the Jordan Valley, founded in 4 bc by Herod’s son Archelaus and named after himself (Josephus, Antiq. xvii, 340). According to the Peutinger map it was situated on the road from Jericho to Scythopolis (Beth-Shean), 12 miles north of Jericho. It was famous for its palm groves and