The name Herod is mentioned nearly 50 times in the New Testament, but Scripture is not speaking of just one man.
Herod the Great and his lineage feature prominently in the history of ancient Judea. In fact, the well-documented period of influence that these rulers had helps serve as reliable chronological markers when dating the events recorded in the Gospels and the book of Acts.
Their prominence in both secular history and within the Biblical narrative makes understanding the history of the Herodians important to better understanding New Testament times.
Here’s a brief overview of the Herodians and their appearances in the Bible: