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The Herods were consistent enemies of Christianity. Herod The Great tried to have Christ killed at the time of His birth. His son, Herod Antipas, was the Herod that spoke with Jesus Christ after His arrest and who sent Him back to Pontius Pilate for a wrongful death sentence. Herod Agrippa I was the grandson of Herod the Great who had the apostle James executed. Herod Arippa II was great-grandson of Herod the Great to whom the apostle Paul (see Paul's Ministry) was brought after his arrest.
"He promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask"
Herod Antipas not only presided over the execution of Jesus Christ. He also had John the Baptist beheaded after he arrested John for publicly rebuking Herod's unlawful marriage to his adulterous/incestuous sister-in-law/niece Herodias (Herodias was first married to her uncle, her father's half-brother Philip, with whom she had a daughter named Salome; Herodias later left Philip and married Herod Antipas, Philip's brother, thereby making her the wife of two of her uncles) i.e. "14:3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife" (Matthew 14:3 KJV).
"14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist [see John's Last Days]; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.