Mark Brux

The main point of #1 is well taken & supported by Josephus, but I believe the later reference to John Baptist to "Herod [the Great], King of Judea" (Luke 1:5) is mistaken. The Herod that John rebukes in Mark 6 is Herod Antipas/Antipater, who had married "his brother [Herod] Philip's wife" [Herodias]: Mark 6:17. Both are *sons* of Herod the Great, & tetrarchs, rather than kings, of different regions (see Luke 3:1).

Thank you for sorting thru all the scholarship! Believe me, this minor mistake is forgivable when you are trying to sort out all the Herods in that dynasty's family tree: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodian_dynasty#Family_tree_of_the_Herodian_dynasty

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Mark Brux

Mark Brux

All propositions are provisional (i. e., non-normative), pending their empirical verification.