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One of the sons of Herod the Great and Malthace. Brother of Herod Antipas. Ethnarch (ruler) of Judaea from 4 bc to ad 6.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARCHELAUS (PERSON) [Gk Archelaos (Ἀρχελαος)]. The eldest son and successor of Herod the Great (cf. Matt 2:22), who ruled over Judea and Samaria from 4 b.c. until a.d. 6. Most of what we know about Archelaus comes from the Jewish historian Josephus. He reports that Archelaus and his brother Antipas,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Herod (hair´uhd), name of a family of Idumean origin with strong connections to the Roman government. Members of the family, under a variety of titles, governed Judea, Galilee, and adjacent areas from ca. 55 bce until near the close of the first century ce. The name “Herod” is Greek and originated with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARCHELAUS. Son of Herod the Great by the Samaritan woman Malthace; governor over Idumea, Judea, and Samaria (4 b.c.–a.d. 6). On the death of his Father, Archelaus at first appeared to be conciliatory to the Jews, but in a short time true nature was revealed by the slaying of 3,000 persons during an uprising
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Archelaus (Gk. Archélaos)Son of Herod the Great who inherited Judea, Idumea, and Samaria at his father’s death. He was designated by his father to receive the title of king. The Jewish historian Josephus is ambiguous on this, saying at one point that he did receive the title, but at another seeming
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Archelaus [ärˊkə lāˊəs] (Gk. Archelaos).† The son of Herod the Great by his wife Malthace (Matt. 2:22). Although his succession was challenged by his brother Herod Antipas, he succeeded his father in 4 B.C. as tetrarch of Judea. Archelaus’ appointment of Eleazer as high priest and his own marital
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARCHELAUS The son of King Herod the Great and Malthace, mentioned only briefly in Matt 2:22, in which it is declared that the Holy Family was reluctant to live in Judea because Archelaus was ruler there. Archelaus, like his brothers Philip and Herod Antipas, had a share in the inheritance of the kingdom
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Archela´us (prince of the people), son of Herod the Great by a Samaritan woman, Malthaké, 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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary