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archelaus

archelaus in the Bible

ruler of the people, son of Herod the Great, by Malthace, a Samaritan woman. He was educated along with his brother Antipas at Rome. He inherited from his father a third part of his kingdom viz., Idumea, Judea, and Samaria, and hence is called "king" (Matt. 2:22). It was for fear of him that Joseph and Mary turned aside on their way back from Egypt. Till a few days before his death Herod had named Antipas as his successor, but in his last moments he named Archelaus.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • After the exile of archelaus, his dominions were administered by his two brothers.

  • He instances archelaus, son of Perdiccas, the usurper of Macedonia.

    Gorgias Plato
  • archelaus took possession of Athens and the Piræus, from which all the friends of Rome were driven into exile.

  • They are hideous, archelaus; not to mention that they don't fit you in the least.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • archelaus withdrew, reluctantly, not without a sense of expectation cheated.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • "By all means, archelaus, let us do it tactfully," agreed the Commandant.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • The situation became finally so intolerable that the Jews appealed to Augustus, and archelaus was removed and sent into exile.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • Sergeant archelaus pulled stroke, and Sergeant Treacher bow.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Sergeant archelaus appeared, a moment later, ready dressed, and on more than usually good terms with himself.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Miss Gabriel nodded, and wagged an accusing forefinger at archelaus.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch

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