Herod Antipas became Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea (4 B.C.–39 A.D.). He built
the purely Hellenistic city of Tiberias over a cemetery and lost favor with
the Jews because of this "unclean" capital city. After renouncing his first wife
he married Herodias, the former wife of his half brother Herod Philip, who
brought her daughter Salome with her to Antipas’ court.
When John the Baptist accused Antipas of adultery, the king, after Salome’s dance and at the instigation of Herodias, had him beheaded in prison. This
Herod Antipas was Jesus’ earthly king who Jesus called "that fox", and Pontius Pilate later sent
Jesus, during the trial, to Herod, who happened to be in Jerusalem at the time.
Herod Antipas ordered his soldiers to mock Jesus and sent him back to the Roman
procurator (Luke 23:6-16).
He is the Herod of the gospels and died in exile in the year 39 A.D.