A family of rulers in Judea near the time of Jesus Christ. They were important figures in many New Testament events. The family was founded by Herod the Great, who was fearful of the birth of the Savior (Matt. 2:3) and gave the order for the massacre of the infants at Bethlehem. His sons included Aristobulus; Herod Philip (Matt. 14:3; Mark 6:17); Herod Antipas, the tetrarch (Matt. 14:1; Luke 9:7; also known as King Herod, Mark 6:14); Archelaus (Matt. 2:22); and Philip, tetrarch of Iturea (Luke 3:1). Herod Agrippa Ⅰ (Acts 12:1–23) and his sister Herodias (Matt. 14:3; Mark 6:17) were the children of Aristobulus. Herod Agrippa Ⅰ had several children also mentioned in the New Testament, including Herod Agrippa Ⅱ (Acts 25:13), Bernice (Acts 25:13), and Drusilla, wife of Felix (Acts 24:24).