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Published on Oct 26, 2016
HEROD The name of a family of political rulers over the Jews. They were Idumeans, Edomites. They were nominally Jews, for the Idumeans had had circumcision forced upon them by the Maccabean ruler John Hyrcanus I in about 125 B.C.E., according to Josephus.
A PARTIAL GENEALOGY OF THE HERODS
(Names of men are in all capitals)
ANTIPATER II and Cypros (his wife)
HEROD THE GREAT (Mt 2:1-22; Lu 1:5)
WIVES OF HEROD THE GREAT
ARISTOBULUS HEROD King of Chalcis AGRIPPA I King of Palestine (Ac 12:1-6, 18-23) AGRIPPA II King of Chalcis; later given territory formerly of Philip the tetrarch, and other areas (Ac 25:13, 22-27; 26:1, 2, 19-32) Mariamne III Drusilla Wife of Felix (Ac 24:24) Bernice (Ac 25:13, 23; 26:30) Herodias Mother of Salome (Mt 14:3, 4, 6-8)
HEROD PHILIP First husband of Herodias (Mt 14:3) Salome
Cleopatra of Jerusalem
PHILIP Tetrarch of Ituraea, Trachonitis, and nearby districts (Lu 3:1)
ARCHELAUS King of Judea; later an ethnarch (Mt 2:22)
ANTIPAS Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea; popularly referred to as "King"; second husband of Herodias (Mt 14:1-12; Mr 6:14-29; Lu 3:1, 19, 20; 13:31, 32; 23:6-15; Ac 4:27; 13:1)
(Herod the Great had five other wives, and 15 children in all)