Yesterday on Facebook a friend of mine asked a question that led to a good discussion which I am trying to preserve here for those not connected to me on Facebook and/or to jog my own memory later. This was his question:
My response, edited for clarity:
Another friend remarked that John's activities around the border seem to have been an important matter. I agree and I responded:
This friend asked whether or not this suggested that someone would come to usurp Antipas. I responded:
* I had forgotten if it was by Rome or by Antipas. My friend Tyler Tully reminded me that it was by Antipas. I've written about it here.