Meaning of Herodian in English:


Pronunciation /hɪˈrəʊdɪən/


  • 1Relating to or characteristic of the rule of Herod the Great or his successors of the same name.

    • ‘the Herodian dynasty’
  • 2Relating to or denoting the Herodians, a biblical Jewish sect.

    • ‘a Herodian soldier’


  • (in the New Testament) a member of a Jewish sect associated with the Pharisees in opposition to Jesus, and assumed to be supporters of Herod the Great's dynasty.

    • ‘the Herodians joined with the Pharisees’