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.
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How to use Herodian in a sentence
Under the shadow of this pile was the high place of the Herods; in sight was a second Herodian palace.The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
But the burned ruin where the Herodian palace had stood was the center of the most characteristic frenzy.The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
Even a great part of the Herodian troops went over to the malcontents, and assisted them against the Romans.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
Its influence, if it ever had any, was declining with the decreasing significance of the Herodian line.The Cradle of the Christ | Octavius Brooks Frothingham
At any rate, it is certain that she was by some ancient writers identified with the moon, as Lucian and Herodian.Moon Lore | Timothy Harley