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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Herodians (he-rô'di-anz), (from Herod). Matthew 22:15 ff.; Mark 12:13 ff. Canon Cook describes these persons as "that party among the Jews who were supporters of the Herodian family as the last hope of retaining for the Jews a fragment of national government, as distinguished from absolute dependence upon Rome as a province of the empire. Supporters of the family of Herod, who held their dominions by the grant of the Roman emperor, would be in favor of paying tribute to the supreme power." Matthew 22:16.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Herodians'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/h/herodians.html. 1893.