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strictly, the ruler over the fourth part of a province, but the word denotes a ruler of a province generally (Matthew 14:1; Luke 3:1, 19; 9:7; Acts 13:1)

Herod and Phasael, the sons of Antipater, were the first tetrarchs in the Land of Israel.

Herod the tetrarch had the title of king (Matthew 14:9).