IV  1   Antipas

In his search for a state religion for his princedom,

Gerizim, modern place of sacrifice
Gerizim, modern place of sacrifice

Antipas selected the national solution and relied on a national Jewish literature to legitimise his rule.

Antipas’ achievements can be seen in three political fields; 1) the introduction of laws as the basis of his rule, rather than simply the personal exercise of power, as practised by Herod the Great; 2) in setting up a stable state in Galilee; 3) in detaching Galilee from the embrace of Herod’s union of kingdoms.

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