Herodians

Herodians hĕrō´dēənz [key], Jewish political party of the early 1st cent. AD, related to the dynasty of Herod . Some have supposed that they were largely Sadducees . In the New Testament the Herodians are referred to, with the Pharisees, as being in opposition to Jesus.

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