03.06.08 4 B.C. – A.D. 34 Herod Philip, Tetrarch, Rules Over Northern Districts
Herod Philip (Lk. 3:1) had a small kingdom known as Gaulanitis, and related regions north and east of the Sea of Galilee, namely Gaulanitis, Trachonitis, Batanea, and Auranitis – in what is now Syria which did not affect the life of Christ. These districts were largely non-Jewish and Herod Philip was a surprisingly mild and peaceful ruler as evidenced by the length of his reign.
. Mantey, “New Testament Backgrounds.” 6.
. Finegan, Chronology. 300; Josephus, Antiquities. 18.4.6.