Ron, you forgot Galilee! Yes, I agree there is opportunity for confusion with so many places having a similar name. There are many other examples both for regional and city names. We've discussed some of them, such as "Kadesh" and "Eridu/Aratta/Erech/Jericho". I think we are safe in concluding that Herodians controlled large tracts in modern day France, because of the later Grail legends associated with it.
I was only trying to make the point here that Herodian influence had become amazingly far-reaching and the Romans seemed prepared to allow them even more. The family of Herod did seem to have the Midas touch. Whenever concessions were turned over to them, they were made profitable. They were "faithful stewards" in Gospel terms and as far as the Romans were concerned.
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