Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Jewish political party that sympathized with the rulers of the Herodian dynasty, and therefore Rome. They are depicted as allied with the Pharisees against Jesus, in spite of the parties’ conflicting sympathies (Matt 22:16; Mark 3:6; 12:13).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Herodians. Jewish party mentioned three times in the Gospels in connection with two incidents (one in Galilee and one in Jerusalem) and associated with the Pharisees in their opposition to Christ. In Mark 3:6, after the healing of the man with the withered hand, the Pharisees went out and took counsel
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Herodians hə-rōʹde-əns [Gk. Hērōdianoi]. The name of men of influence who were partisans of the Herodian house. They are mentioned specifically in three passages of the Gospels dealing with two incidents, one in Galilee and one in Jerusalem. Mark and Matthew associate the Herodians with the Pharisees
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HERODIANS* Jewish party mentioned three times in the Gospels in connection with two incidents (one in Galilee and one in Jerusalem) and associated with the Pharisees in their opposition to Christ. In Mark 3:6, after the healing of the man with the withered hand, the Pharisees went out and took counsel
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Herodians (hi-roh´dee-uhnz), a group who, together with the Pharisees, are said to have opposed Jesus. The term is found only in the Gospels of Mark (3:6; 12:13; also 8:15 in some manuscripts) and Matthew (22:16). If the name refers to an actual party or faction, the Herodians may have been the supporters
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HERODIANS. The Herodians are mentioned in three passages in the Gospels, treating two incidents, the first in Galilee (Mk 3:6) and the second in Jerusalem (Mk 12:13; Mt 22:16), where they are associated with the Pharisees in their opposition to Jesus. Apart from one reference in Josephus (Wars i.16.6,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HERODIANS. They are mentioned as enemies of Jesus once in Galilee, and again at Jerusalem (Mk. 3:6; 12:13; Mt. 22:16). Their association with the Pharisees in the question regarding the paying of tribute to Caesar suggests agreement with them in the issue at stake, that is, nationalism versus submission
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HERODIANS A faction or party whose exact identity has been the source of much discussion among scholars. They are mentioned twice in the New Testament, both times with the Pharisees (cf. Matt 22:16–22; Mark 3:6, 12:13–17). In Mark 3:6, the Herodians plot with the Pharisees to achieve the death of Jesus;
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Herodians. A party twice mentioned in the Gospels (Mk. 3:6, in Galilee; Mk. 12:13, cf. Mt. 22:16, at Jerusalem) as a group hostile to the Lord. They were presumably partisans or retainers of the *Herod family, which was ruling at the time of Christ’s ministry in Galilee and Iturea, but no longer in Judaea.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hero´dians (from Herod). Matt. 22:15ff.; Mark 12:13ff. Canon Cook describes these persons as “that party among the Jews who were supporters of the Herodian family as the last hope of retaining for the Jews a fragment of national government, as distinguished from absolute dependence upon Rome as a province