herodians

Herodian

[huh-roh-dee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Herod the Great, his family, or its partisans.
noun
2.
a partisan of the house of Herod.
3.
a member of a political group that supported the dynasty of Herod and opposed Jesus.

Origin:
< Late Latin (Vulgate) Hērōdiānī (plural); see Herod, -ian

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Herodians definition


a Jewish political party who sympathized with (Mark 3:6; 12:13; Matt, 22:16; Luke 20:20) the Herodian rulers in their general policy of government, and in the social customs which they introduced from Rome. They were at one with the Sadducees in holding the duty of submission to Rome, and of supporting the Herods on the throne. (Comp. Mark 8:15; Matt. 16:6.)

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