There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Among them:
The main thing to avoid when you read the bible is “shaking your head”. Why? Because you will end up with a stiffed neck. The following are basic answers found in the bible, all you have to do is choose which answer you like best.
Did Herod think that Jesus was John the Baptist?
–Yes Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
–Yes Mark 6:16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
–No Luke 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.