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Jesus called Herod Antipas 'that fox', not
because Herod was cunning but because,
like a fox, he was needlessly destructive.
Gospel writers had a genuine bias against
Herod Antipas, who had recently executed
John the Baptist.
Claudia Procula, Pontius Pilate's wife.
Pilate’s wife is the only recorded
person who spoke up against the
decision to kill Jesus.
Pilate’s wife called Jesus ‘this innocent
man’. Through her, God gave Pilate a
chance to do the right thing. Pilate
Pilate was a politician and an administrator, probably in that
order. He was always concerned about Rome’s opinion of him. He
had to be.
Pilate would keep his job only as long as he delivered relative
peace and stability in the province he governed.
Judea was a difficult, rebellious part of the Roman Empire, and
Pilate’s job was far from easy.
Pilate, on learning that Jesus was a Galilean and therefore under
Herod's jurisdiction, sent him to Antipas, who was also in
Jerusalem at the time. Normal legal procedure of the early Roman
empire was for defendants to be tried by the authorities of their
If Pilate was not required to send Jesus to Antipas, he may have
been making a show of courtesy to the tetrarch (Antipas) and
trying to avoid the need to deal with the Jewish authorities himself.
When Jesus was sent back, Pilate could still have represented
Antipas' failure to convict as support for his own view (according
to Luke) that Jesus was not guilty of a capital offence, thus
allowing him to avoid responsibility for Jesus' crucifixion.
Herod and "the Jews", unlike Pilate, refused to "wash their hands"
of responsibility for the death.
Herod the Great was a GREAT builder, even
remodeled The Temple in Jersusalem. He
was the father of Herod Antipast
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