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King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2)1,2

M, #2400201, b. c74 BC, d. Mar/Apr 4 BC
Father*Antipater II (the Idumaea)1,3 d. 43 BC
Mother*Cypos, (princess of Nabatea)1,3
Herod the Great

Names and TItles

Titled: Tetrarch of Galilee 42 BC.1
Titled: King of Judea (Herod I) 37 BC.
Titled: King of the Jews 37 BC.1
     King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) was born c74 BC to, son of Antipater II (the Idumaea) and Cypos, (princess of Nabatea).1 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) was the son of Antipater II (the Idumaea) and Cypos, (princess of Nabatea).1,3 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) married first Doris, daughter of (?).1 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) and Doris were divorced bet 43 and 40 BC.1 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) married second Mariamne I, "the Hasmonean", daughter of Alexander Maccabeus and Alexandra Maccabeus, c37 BC.1 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) married third Mariamne II, daughter of Simon Boethus (?).1 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) married forth Malthace.1 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) married fifth Cleopatra (of Jerusalem) 25 BC.4 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) and Mariamne II were divorced 4 BC.5 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) died Mar/Apr 4 BC.1
     He became the father of Herod Archelaus 23 BC.6 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) became the father of Antipater c 46 BC. King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) became King of Judea 37 BC. King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) became the father of Aristobulos IV 31 BC. King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) killed Mariamne I, "the Hasmonean" under charges of adultery 29 BC.7 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) became the father of Herod II Boethus 27 BC.8 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) became the father of Herod c24 BC.4 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) became the father of Herod Antipas bef 20 BC.9
After Jesus (NT) was born in Bethlehem, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem looking for him. King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) heard about them and asked the Teachers of the Law where the Christ was to be born, to which they replied Bethlehem in Judea.
King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) called the Magi and found out when the star had appeared, and sent them to Bethlehem, asking them to report to him so he could come and worship him.
The Magi followed the star and found Jesus (NT) with Mary (Gospel), and they bowed down and worshiped him, and presented him with gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. Having been warned in a dream not to go back to King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2), they returned home by another route.10
After the Magi left, an Angel of the LORD (Bible) sppeared to Joseph (Gospel) in a dream and told him to take Jesus (NT) and Mary (Gospel) to escape to Egypt because King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) was going to try and kill Jesus (NT).11 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2), when he realizes that the Magi had outwitted him, orders that all boys in Bethleham and vicinity, two years and under are to be killed in an attempt to kill Jesus (NT).12
After King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) died, an Angel of the LORD (Bible) appeared to Joseph (Gospel) in a dream, telling him it was safe to come back. So Joseph (Gospel), Mary (Gospel), and Jesus (NT) came back to Israel. On finding that King Herod Archelaus (of Judea) was on the throne, Joseph (Gospel) was afraid, and withdrew to the district of Galilee, and the town of Nazarith<>.13

Scriptures (References)

Book VerseTitle
Book of Matthew in the BibleMatthew 2:1-12The Visit of the Magi
Book of Matthew in the BibleMatthew 2:13-18Escape to Egypt
Book of Matthew in the BibleMatthew 2:19-23The Return to Nazareth
Book of Luke in the BibleLuke 1:5-25The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold14

Family 1

Malthace
Children

Family 2

Doris
Child

Family 3

Mariamne I, "the Hasmonean" b. 48 BC, d. 29 BC
Children

Family 4

Mariamne II
Child

Family 5

Cleopatra (of Jerusalem) d. after 034
Children
ChartsHerodian Dynasty
Herodian Dynasty (Indented)
Last Edited23 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_the_Great
  2. [S3] International Bible Society, editor, The Holy Bible, New International Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984), Mt 2:1. Hereinafter cited as NIV.
  3. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antipater_the_Idumaean
  4. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_of_Jerusalem
  5. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariamne_(third_wife_of_Herod).
  6. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_Archelaus
  7. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariamne_(second_wife_of_Herod).
  8. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_II
  9. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_Antipas
  10. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Matthew 2:1-12.
  11. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Mt 2:13-15.
  12. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Mt 2:16-18.
  13. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Mt 2:19-23.
  14. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Luke 1:5-25.
  15. [S260] Wikipedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympias_(Herodian).
  16. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Matthew 2:22.