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Nicknames: "Princess from Petra", "Jordan in Nabatea."
Birthplace: Nabathea
Death: Died
Occupation: Princesse Arabe nabatéenne
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Cyprus (I). Herod’s father, Antipater the Idumean, was the son of forced converts who became Jews during the reign of John Hyrcanus (135–104 C.E.). His acceptance of Judaism seemed to have been syncretistic and cosmopolitan. His marriage to Cyprus, the daughter of a Nabatean aristocrat, is proof of this. The issue that interests scholars most about Cyprus is the extent to which her foreign extraction influenced Herod’s Jewish or non-Jewish identity. This question is motivated by the matrilineal principle that governs Jewish identity today. The issue was of no interest to Josephus. His only comments about her, aside from genealogical references, depict her as an active ally of her daughter Salome in their pursuit to the death of Herod’s wife, Mariamme the Hasmonean (e.g. Ant. 15:80; 184–185).


ID: I82393

Name: Cypros of Nabatea

Given Name: Cypros

Surname: of Nabatea

Sex: F

_UID: B67A5416C25ECB48995647735BAF0C2AB69A

Change Date: 6 Oct 2005

Death: deceased

Marriage 1 Antipater II of Judea



Herod of Judea b: ABT 73 BC
Salome of Judea
Phasael of Judea

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daughter of Herod and Mariamne I

married Antipater(2)


Antipater(2) was the son of Joseph and Salome

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Edom, Dead Sea Valley, (now Jordan)
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Judea, Israel
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