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Holman Bible Dictionary
(hih roh' dih uhss) In Mark 6:17
, the wife of Herod Antipas. She was the daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice. She was first married to the half brother of her father, identified in Mark 6:17
as Philip. By Philip she bore a daughter named Salome. Antipas, however, who was Philip's brother, divorced his own wife and wooed Herodias away from Philip. It was this gross marital misconduct that was denounced by John the Baptist. See Herod
; John the Baptist.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Herodias'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/herodias.html. 1991.