A ruler over one quarter of a region; a son of Herod the Great who ruled one quarter of the area originally ruled by his father.
Herod Archelaus, governor of Judea, Idumea and Samaria
Mt 2:22 The tetrarchy system had been started by Philip of Macedon and adopted by the Romans.
Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and PereaSee also Mt 14:1,9 Sometimes a tetrarch would be given the courtesy title of king; Mk 6:14 pp Lk 9:7; Lk 3:1,19; Lk 23:7; Ac 13:1
Herod Philip, tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis
Lysanias, tetrarch of Abilene
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