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Aristobulus (son of Herod)
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Ruler of Chalcis, a small kingdom in modern-day Syria, ad 57–92.Aristobulus of Chalcis was the great-grandson of Herod the Great and grandson of Aristobulus. He was the second husband of Salome after the death of her first husband, Philip the Tetrarch. Upon his accession to the throne, Claudius made his father, Herod (brother of Agrippa I), king of Chalcis. After his death around ad 48, the kingdom was given to Agrippa II (Jewish War 2.223). It was taken from him around ad 53, and Emperor Nero gave it to Aristobulus a few years later (Antiquities 20.158; Jewish War 2.252).
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Aristobulus of Chalcis
Aristobulus of Chalcis Ruler of Chalcis, a small kingdom in modern-day Syria, ad 57–92.Aristobulus of Chalcis was the great-grandson of Herod the Great and grandson of Aristobulus. He was the second husband of Salome after the death of her first husband, Philip the Tetrarch. Upon his accession to the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aristobulus (Person)
ARISTOBULUS (PERSON) [Gk Aristoboulos (Ἀριστοβουλος)]. Several significant people in ancient and sacred history. It is a common Greek name meaning “best counselor.” See also ARISTOBULUS (OT PSEUDEPIGRAPHA).1. Greek historian who accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns. At 85 years of age he
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARISTOBULUS
ARISTOBULUS air´is-tob´yuh-luhs [Ἀριοτόβουλος Aristoboulos]. The son of Herod by his wife Mariamme, born shortly after 40 bce (J.W. 2.241; 1.435). Our knowledge of his life comes almost entirely from the accounts of Josephus in the Jewish War and the Antiquities of the Jews. Mariamme was the granddaughter