Who was Archelaus in the Bible

He was born in 23 B.C.
He died in AD 18.

Herod Archelaos was the son of Herod I the Great and Malta, brother of Herod Antipas, and half-brother of Herod Philip II.

Archelaus received the kingdom of Judea as the last will of his father, despite the fact that an earlier testament bequeathed it to his brother Antipas. The army proclaimed him king, but he refused to accept the title until he presented his claim to Augustus in Rome. Before leaving, he put down a rebellion by the Pharisees with extreme cruelty, killing some three thousand of them.

Archelaus, after the discussions were over, fell at the feet of Augustus, who lifted him up and declared that “…he is worthy to succeed his father.”

In the A. C., Augustus gave Samaria, Judea and Idumea most of the empire, but the title of Ethnarch.

Archelaus is deposed by Augustus exiled to Vienna in Gaul. Judea, Samaria and Idumea came directly under Roman rule and were incorporated into the Roman province of Judea under a Roman prefect.

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