The Antiquities of the Jews 18.5.2 Story 41

The Antiquities of the Jews 18.5.2

“Now, when [many] others came in crowds about him [Antipas], for they were greatly moved [or pleased] by hearing his [John’s] words, Herod, who feared lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion (for they seemed ready to do anything he should advise), thought it best, by putting him to death, to prevent any mischief he might cause, and not bring himself into difficulties, by sparing a man who might make him repent of it when it should be too late. Accordingly he was sent a prisoner, out of Herod’s suspicious temper, to Macherus, the castle I before mentioned, and was there put to death.”

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