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The House of Herod (malkhut bet Hordos, ʿAbod. Zar. 9a) was a dynasty in Judea in 1st centuries BCE and CE, established by Herod “the Great” (40–4 BCE) after being appointed king by Rome. In a narrow sense, the term denotes Herod’s political successors on his territory (three generations). A wider definition includes all known male and female descendants of Herod and their offspring. They can be traced up to the end of the 2nd century CE.

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Bernett, Monika, “Herodians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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