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(Κύπρος, i.e. Cyprus), the name of several females of the Herodian family. (See HEROD).

1. An Idumeean (or Arabian) of noble family, wife of Antipater the elder, by whom he had four sons, Phasaelus, Herod (the Great), Joseph, and Pheroras, and a daughter, Salome (Joseph. Ant. 14:7, 3; War. 1:9,9).

2. The second of the two daughters of Herod (the Great) by Mariamne; she was married to her cousin Antipater, the son of Salome, Herod's sister (Joseph. Ant. 18:5, 4).

3. The second of the two daughters of Phasaelus (Herod the Great's brother) by his niece Salampsio; she was married to Agrippa I, the son of Aristobulus, by, whom she had two sons and three daughters (Joseph. Ant. 18:5, 4; War, 2:11, 6). She once diverted her husband from his purpose of suicide (Ant. 18:6, 2).

4. The daughter of the above (No. 2) wife of Antipater; she was married to Alexas Selcias (Joseph. Ant. 18:5, 4).

5. A daughter by the marriage preceding (ib.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Cypros'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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