- of or relating to Herod the Great, his family, or its partisans.
- a partisan of the house of Herod.
- a member of a political group that supported the dynasty of Herod and opposed Jesus.
Origin of Herodian
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Examples from the Web for herodian
Herodian says, no doubt with some exaggeration, that this was the greatest calamity which had ever befallen the Romans.
The Herodian nature had, in fact, been entirely subdued by the Hasmonan.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)
On these now rests a superstructure of Herodian workmanship.Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton
As its decoration is probably of the Herodian age, I agree with him.Jerusalem Explored, Volume I--Text
Drusilla was very young and very beautiful, and, like all the Herodian women, very wicked.