Bible Dictionary

"Herod"

  • The name of three different kings who came to power one after another; Herod the Great, who ordered the massacre recorded only in Matthew (See Matthew 2:13-18); Herod Antipas, the man Pontius Pilate sent Jesus to (See Luke 22:66-71); Herod Agrippa, who almost converted to Christianity after talking to Paul of Tarsus (See Acts 25-26)