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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