Now in Caesarea did Pilate rule harshly over the lands of Palestine, being made subject
himself unto Vitellius, Governor of Syria. Yet in Galilee and Perea did Herod reign
wickedly, having been made king by Caesar Augustus.
Summary: Perea represented a portion of Herod the Great’s kingdom, which included
the area of the eastern Jordan River valley, extending from the top half of the eastern
shore of the Dead Sea to about 20 miles south of the Sea of Galilee. WIth the death
Herod the Great, both regions of Perea and Galilee came under the rule of his son,
Herod Antipas from 4 BCE to 39 CE.