A. Mk. 3:16 - Plot to destroy
B. Mk. 12:13 - Herodians, Pharisees, trapping attitude, poll tax to
Caesar. Cp. with Jn. 11:48; Lk. 23:7-15
2. Herod the Great: 40 - 4 BC
A. Mt. 2:13 - Desire to kill
B. Mt. 2:16 - Murders all males under 2 yrs.
3. Herod Archelaus: 4 BC - 6 AD, Son of Herod the Great, an enemy of Jesus - Mt. 2:22.
4. Herod Antipas: 4 BC - 39 AD - brother to Archelaus.
A. Mk. 6:14-29 - Beheaded John
B. Mk. 8:15 - Jesus warned of the leaven of Herod Antipas.
C. Lk. 13:31 - Herod Antipas’ desire to kill Jesus.
D. Lk. 23:7-15 - Jesus before Herod Antipas.
5. Herod Agrippa: AD 37 - 44,
Grandson to Herod the Great, persecutes
the church - Acts 12:1, 19-21.
6. Conclusion: Herodians were
the “better Roman than dead” political
party of Jesus’ day. They followed corrupt leaders who were placed
in power by the Romans and were hated by the religious Jews of
Israel. Preservation of political power seems to have been their