Herodias
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Herodias

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

ATS Bible Dictionary
Herodias

A granddaughter of Herod the Great and Mariamne, daughter of Aristobulus, and sister of Herod Agrippa I. She was first married to her Uncle Herod Philip, but afterwards abandoned him and connected herself with his brother Herod Antipas. It was by her artifice that Herod was persuaded to cause John the Baptist to be put to death, she being enraged at John on account of his bold denunciation of the incestuous connection which subsisted between her and Herod. When Herod was banished to Lyons, she accompanied him, Matthew 14:3,6 Mark 6:17 Luke 3:19. See HEROD III.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Matthew 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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HERODIAS

he-ro'-di-as (Herodias): The woman who compassed the death of John the Baptist at Macherus (Matthew 14:1-12 Mark 6:14-29; compare also Luke 3:19, 20; Luke 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 Leviticus 18:16; Leviticus 20:21), and Herod, therefore, to please Herodias, bound him and cast him into prison. According to Matthew 14:5 he would even then have put John to death, but "feared the multitude," which regarded John as a prophet. But Mark 6:19 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 A.D.), 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 Matthew 14:3 Mark 6:17 Luke 3:19, he is called Philip the brother of Herod (Antipus). But in Matthew 14:3 and Luke 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

Greek
2266. Herodias -- Herodias, granddaughter of Herod the Great
... 2265, 2266. Herodias. 2267 . Herodias, granddaughter of Herod the Great.
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Herodias ...
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Library

The Dancing of Herodias. The Keeping of Oaths.
... Book X. 22. The Dancing of Herodias. The Keeping of Oaths. Wherefore John,
endued with prophetic boldness and not terrified at the ...
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Herod Antipas Supposes Jesus to be John.
... with the blood of John.] 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon
John, ^a and bound him, and put him in prison the sake of Herodias, his brother ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/lxii herod antipas supposes jesus.htm

The Martyrdom of John
... 'For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison
for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.18. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the martyrdom of john.htm

Herod --A Startled Conscience
... He, Herodias, and John the Baptist make a triad singularly like the other
triad in the Old Testament, of Ahab, Jezebel, and Elijah. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/heroda startled conscience.htm

The Story of the Stranger at the Well
... prison. Herod had taken for his wife a woman named Herodias, who had left
her husband to live with Herod, which was very wicked. ...
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The Martyrdom of John
... and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.3. For Herod had laid
hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the martyrdom of john.htm

Herod
... For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison
for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 6 14-29 herod.htm

Testimonies in Regard to John the Baptist and Christ.
... [188] Josephus also records the same fact, [189] making mention of Herodias [190]
by name, and stating that, although she was the wife of his brother, Herod ...
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How Herod the Tetrarch was Banished.
... 1. But Herodias, Agrippa's sister, who now lived as wife to that Herod who was tetrarch
of Galilee and Peres, took this authority of her brother in an envious ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how herod the.htm

Is not He the Carpenter?
... For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison
for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter vi is not he.htm

Thesaurus
Herodias (7 Occurrences)
... For this he was "cast into prison," in the castle probably of Machaerus (qv), and
was there subsequently beheaded. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HERODIAS. ...
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Herodias's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Herodias's (1 Occurrence). Mark 6:22 at which
Herodias's own daughter came in and danced, and so charmed ...
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Hero'di-as (6 Occurrences)
Hero'di-as. Herodias, Hero'di-as. Herodias's . Multi-Version Concordance
Hero'di-as (6 Occurrences). Matthew 14:3 For Herod having ...
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Philip's (5 Occurrences)
... Matthew 14:3 For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in
prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. ...
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Salome (2 Occurrences)
... (2.) "The daughter of Herodias," not named in the New Testament. On the occasion
of the birthday festival held by Herod Antipas, who ...
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Kept (891 Occurrences)
... (KJV WEY BBE WBS). Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter
of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. (KJV WBS YLT). ...
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Account (460 Occurrences)
... (DBY RSV). Matthew 14:3 For Herod had seized John, and had bound him and put him
in prison on account of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother. (DBY). ...
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Danced (7 Occurrences)
... (KJV WEY DBY WBS). Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter
of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod. (WEB ...
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Dance (18 Occurrences)
... the Jews always danced separately. The daughter of Herodias danced alone
(Matthew 14:6). Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (vi) To move ...
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Please (324 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Please (324 Occurrences). Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's
birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod. ...
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Concordance
Herodias (7 Occurrences)

Matthew 14:3
For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Matthew 14:6
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Mark 6:17
For Herod himself had sent out and arrested John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for he had married her.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Mark 6:19
Herodias set herself against him, and desired to kill him, but she couldn't,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Mark 6:21
At length Herodias found her opportunity. Herod on his birthday gave a banquet to the nobles of his court and to the tribunes and the principal people in Galilee,
(WEY)

Mark 6:22
When the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced, she pleased Herod and those sitting with him. The king said to the young lady, "Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Luke 3:19
but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

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Herodias

Herodias: Daughter of Aristobulus

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