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ARCHELAUS (ar'kĕ-lā'ŭs). Son of Herod the Great, who succeeded his father as ruler of Idumea, Samaria, and Judea in 4 b.c. He was deposed by the Roman government in a.d. 6 (Matt.2.22).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Son of Herod the Great by his wife Malthace. He succeeded on his father’s death to the government of Judea, Samaria and Idumaea, but was deposed by the Romans for misgovernment in 6 AD. See Herod.

See also

  • Herod