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Error in introEdit

In 6CE, Archelaus was dismissed, yet the intro says he was appointed - but not to what post - in that year, implying he took on some important role in the Roman Province of Judea, which was not the case. I would strongly urge this be reviewed.

Pronunciation of ArchelausEdit

Is there a general preference for the name 'Archelaus' being pronounced with stress on the 'e' or the second 'a'? - BobKilcoyne (talk) 04:42, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Under BIOGRAPHY para 4Edit

it is written... It was after midnight, and Archelaus suddenly ordered the entire army into the city to the Temple. Josephus records the death toll at 3000. Archelaus sent heralds around the city announcing the cancellation of Passover.

The writings of Josephus do not record the time [after midnight], or the speed of response [suddenly]. The death toll by horsemen only was 3000 suggesting the death toll was much greater than 3000. Please refer to [1]

Antiquities of the Jews Book XVII Ch.9, para 3 … he [Archelaus] sent out the whole army upon them, and sent the horsemen to prevent those that had their tents without the temple from assisting those that were within the temple, and to kill such as ran away from the footmen when they thought themselves out of danger; which horsemen slew three thousand men, while the rest went to the neighboring mountains. (talk) 13:15, 24 January 2018 (UTC) (talk) 13:20, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

New mapEdit

I created the map currently featured on this page. Recently I have made a new map utilizing new colors and software. Yet it has been taken down twice and I was told to discuss it. I would like any feedback in regards to errors I may have made or how I can furtyther improve my new map. Thank you.

A map depicting the domain of Herod Archelaus as was given to him by Augustus after the death of King Herod the Great.
Sorry, but your map is not helpful. This one is more accurate and shows other towns outside Archelaus' dominion.--יניב הורון (Yaniv) (talk) 20:10, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Contradictory dates?Edit

The article mentions the Biblical claim that Joseph planned to return from exile in Egypt after hearing that Herod Archelaus' father, Herod the Great, had died. However, it makes no attempt to address the obvious discrepancy that this occurred in 4 B.C.! JezGrove (talk) 00:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

What is the disrepancy? The Nativity of Jesus is usually placed between 6 BC and 4 BC. :

  • The date of birth for Jesus of Nazareth is not stated in the gospels or in any secular text, but a majority of scholars assume a date between 6 BC and 4 BC.[1]
  • All that is generally accepted is that Jesus was born before 4 BC, the year of Herod's death.[2] Dimadick (talk) 10:09, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
  1. ^ Dunn, James DG (2003). "Jesus Remembered". Eerdmans Publishing: 324. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of theology: a concise Sacramentum mundi by Karl Rahner 2004 ISBN 0-86012-006-6 pp. 474 and 1434
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