makes great sense
Herods swelling words of deceit as reincarnation of John the Baptist
Mar 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven
of the Pharisees, and [of] the leaven of Herod
zyme G 2219 1) leaven
2) metaph. of inveterate mental and moral corruption, viewed in its tendency to infect others
Leaven is applied to that substance which is small in quantity, yet thoroughly pervades a thing by its influence
. The NT uses it in both a positive (cf. Mat 13:33) or negative sense (e.g., "a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump").
.Mar 6:14 And king Herod heard [of him]; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Mar 6:16 But when Herod heard [thereof], he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
we know now that only those risen are in Christ , Only Christ has risen and we are hid in His body the true church /union