Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great, played a significant role in the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ.
The parable of the Dragnet describes the culling process God uses to separate the truly committed from every walk of life from those mildly interested.
Jesus declares that none was greater than His cousin, John, known as 'the Baptist.' Jesus clearly says that John fulfilled the prophesied role of Elijah to come.
Although by no means a wild man, John the Baptist experienced alienation from people, especially the entrenched religious and political leaders.