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GREEK: 2266 Hrodiav Herodias
NAVE: Herodias
EBD: Herodias
SMITH: HERODIAS
ISBE: HERODIAS
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Herodias

In Bible versions:

Herodias: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
the wife of Herod Antipas; granddaughter of Herod the Great
Arts:
Arts Topics: Other Portraits of the Daughter of Herodias; Portraits of Herodias; With the Head of the Baptist

Greek

Strongs #2266: Hrodiav Herodias

Herodias = "heroic"

1) daughter of Aristobulus and granddaughter of Herod the Great. She
was first married to Herod Philip I, son of Herod the Great, a man
in private life; but afterwards formed an unlawful union with
Herod Antipas, whom she induced not only to slay John the Baptist
but also to make the journey to Rome which ruined him; at last she
followed him to exile in Gaul.

2266 Herodias hay-ro-dee-as'

from 2264; Herodias, a woman of the Heodian family:-Herodias.
see GREEK for 2264

Herodias [EBD]

(Matt. 14:3-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19), the daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice. While residing at Rome with her husband Herod Philip I. and her daughter, Herod Antipas fell in with her during one of his journeys to that city. She consented to leave her husband and become his wife. Some time after, Herod met John the Baptist, who boldly declared the marriage to be unlawful. For this he was "cast into prison," in the castle probably of Machaerus (q.v.), and was there subsequently beheaded.

Herodias [NAVE]

HERODIAS, daughter of Aristobulus, Matt. 14:3, 6; Mark 6:17, 19, 22; Luke 3:19.

HERODIAS [SMITH]

daughter of Aristobulus, one of the sons of Mariamne and Herod the Great, and consequently sister of Agrippa I. She first married Herod Philip I.; then she eloped from him to marry Herod Antipas her step-uncle. The head of John the Baptist was granted at the request of Herodias. (Matthew 14:8-11; Mark 6:24-28) (A.D. 29.) She accompanied Antipas into exile to Lugdunum

HERODIAS [ISBE]

HERODIAS - he-ro'-di-as (Herodias): The woman who compassed the death of John the Baptist at Macherus (Mt 14:1-12; Mk 6:14-29; compare also Lk 3:19,20; 9:7-9). According to the Gospel records, Herodias had previously been married to Philip, but had deserted him for his brother Herod the tetrarch. For this Herod was reproved by John (compare Lev 18:16; 20:21), and Herod, therefore, to please Herodias, bound him and cast him into prison. According to Mt 14:5 he would even then have put John to death, but "feared the multitude," which regarded John as a prophet. But Mk 6:19 f relates it was Herodias who especially desired the death of John, but that she was withstood by Herod whose conscience was not altogether dead. This latter explanation is more in harmony with the sequel. At Herod's birthday feast, Herodias induced her daughter Salome, whose dancing had so charmed the tetrarch, to ask as her reward the head of John the Baptist on a charger. This was given her and she then brought it to her mother.

Herodias was daughter of Aristobulus, son of Herod the Great, by Mariamne, daughter of Hyrcanus. Her second husband (compare above) was Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea (circa 4-39 AD), son of Herod the Great by Malthace. Herod Antipus was thus the step-brother of Aristobulus, father of Herodias. Regarding the first husband of Herodias, to whom she bore Salome, some hold that the Gospel accounts are at variance with that of Josephus. In Mt 14:3; Mk 6:17; Lk 3:19, he is called Philip the brother of Herod (Antipus). But in Mt 14:3 and Lk 3:19 the name Philip is omitted by certain important manuscripts. According to Josephus, he was Herod, son of Herod the Great by Mariamne daughter of Simon the high priest, and was thus a step-brother of Herod Antipas (compare Josephus, Ant, XVIII, v, 4). It is suggested in explanation of the discrepancy (1) that Herod, son of Mariamne, bore a second name Philip, or (2) that there is confusion in the Gospels with Heroal-Philip, tetrarch of Trachonitis, who was the son of Herod the Great and Cleopatra, and who was in reality the husband of Salome, daughter of Herodias (compare also A. B. Bruce, The Expositor Greek Testament., I, 381; A. C. Headlam, article "Herod" in HDB, II, 359, 360). According to Josephus (Ant., VIII, vii, 2; XVIII, vii, 1) the ambition of Herodias proved the ruin of Herod Antipas. Being jealous of the power of Agrippa her brother, she induced Herod to demand of Caligula the title of king. This was refused through the machinations of Agrippa, and Herod was banished. But the pride of Herodias kept her still faithful to her husband in his misfortune.

C. M. Kerr




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