Herodians

Herodians (Hi-roh´dee-uhnz)

A term found twice in Mark (Mark 3:6, Mark 12:13, also Mark 8:15 in some manuscripts) and once in Matthew (Matt 22:16 - Mark 12:13), but never in Luke or John, designating a group who, together with the Pharisees, opposed Jesus. If the name refers to an actual party or faction, it may have been the supporters of the rule and policies of Herod Antipas. Both Matthew and Mark associate them with the Pharisees in putting before Jesus the difficult question regarding paying taxes to Caesar (Matt 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17).

Mark 3:6

6The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

Mark 12:13

The Question about Paying Taxes
13Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said.

Mark 8:15

15And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out—beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.”

Matt 22:16

16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with tru ... View more

Mark 12:13

The Question about Paying Taxes
13Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said.

Matt 22:15-22

The Question about Paying Taxes
15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said.16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodi ... View more

Mark 12:13-17

The Question about Paying Taxes
13Then they sent to him some Pharisees and some Herodians to trap him in what he said.14And they came and said to him, “Teacher, ... View more

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