And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, and the high captains, and the chief men of Galilee; (ASV)
The story of John the Baptist's execution is implicitly set in Tiberias, Herod Antipas' capital in Galilee where his palace was. Hence his ability to hold a birthday party and invite the "lords, high captains, and chief men of Galilee" as well as his family. However, according to Josephus, the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist took place at Machaerus, a fortress at the southern end of Perea by the Dead Sea, and nowhere close to Galilee.
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