geneva@Matthew:14:5@ And when hee woulde haue put him to death, hee feared the multitude, because they counted him as a Prophet.
geneva@Matthew:14:6@ But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased
(note:)There were three Herods: the first of them was Antipater's son, who is also called Ascalonius, in whose reign Christ was born, and it was he that caused the children to be slain. The second was called Antipas, Magnus his son, whose mother's name was Malthaca or Martaca, and he was called Tetrarch, because he enlarged his dominion, when Archelaus was banished to Vienna in France. The third was Agrippa, Magnus his nephew by Aristobulus, and it was he that slew James.(:note)
geneva@Matthew:14:7@ Wherefore he promised with an othe, that he would giue her whatsoeuer she would aske.
geneva@Matthew:14:8@ And shee being before instructed of her mother, sayde, Giue mee here Iohn Baptists head in a platter.
geneva@Matthew:14:9@ And the King was sorie: neuerthelesse because of the othe, and them that sate with him at the table, he commanded it to be giuen her,
This passage almost reads backwards. At some point earlier the disciples of the Baptist told Jesus and His disciples the outcome of John's imprisonment - beheading. The crew is aware of the circumstances therein. What is happening now that Herod Antipas is associating Jesus with as a haunting of John. We do not know how this becomes known (perhaps one of Herod's servants) but, it does.
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