“At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,”
King James Version (KJV)
14:1 At that time - When our Lord had spent about a year in his public ministry. Tetrarch - King of a fourth part of his father's dominions. #Mark 6:14|.
Mt 14:1 The Miracles Beyond and Upon the Sea of Galilee SUMMARY OF MATTHEW 14: Herod's Opinion of Christ. The Death of John the Baptist. Jesus Crosses the Sea. The Vast Multitude That Follows. The Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fishes. The Multitude Wishing to Make Jesus a King Is Dismissed. The Disciples Sent Upon the Sea While Jesus Retires to Pray. The Storm on the Sea. Christ on the Waters. The Failure of Peter's Faith. Herod the tetrarch. Compare Mr 6:14-29 Lu 9:7-9. Herod Antipas, one of the sons of "Herod the King". See PNT "Mt 2:1" for information on the Herods. Called the "tetrarch", or ruler of a fourth part, because he inherited one-fourth of the kingdom of his father. Heard of the fame of Jesus. Absent much of the time from Galilee in campaigns against Areta, king of Arabia, he probably did not hear much until his return home.