How to Pronounce Archelaus
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Phonetic Pronunciation of Archelausahr-kee-LAY-uhs [sg_popup id="1"](View Pronunciation Guide)[/sg_popup]
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Ruler of the people, son of Herod the Great, by Malthace, a Samaritan woman. He was educated along with his brother Antipas at Rome. He inherited from his father a third part of his kingdom viz., Idumea, Judea, and Samaria, and hence is called "king" (Matt. 2:22). It was for fear of him that Joseph and Mary turned aside on their way back from Egypt. Till a few days before his death Herod had named Antipas as his successor, but in his last moments he named Archelaus.