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Aretas

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(ehr' eh tass) Personal name meaning, “moral excellence, power.” The ruler of Damascus in New Testament times. He sought to arrest Paul after his conversion (2 Corinthians 11:32 ). The name Aretas was born by several Arabian kings centered in Petra and Damascus. Aretas IV ruled from Petra (9 B.C.-A.D. 40) as a subject of Rome. Herod Antipas married, then divorced his daughter to marry Herodias (Mark 6:17-18 ). Aretus joined with a Roman officer to defeat Herod's army in A.D. 36.


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Aretas'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/a/aretas.html. 1991.

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