Iotapa of Emesa
|Also Known As:||"Iotape; Jotape"|
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
Daughter of Sampsigeramus II, Priest-King of Emesa and Iotapa of Commagene
|Managed by:||Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn / שמו...|
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About Iotapa of Emesa
Do not confuse her with her mother, also named Iotapa.
Iotapa was a Syrian Princess from the Royal family of Emesa who lived in the 1st century AD. She was the daughter of King Sampsiceramus II and Queen Iotapa who ruled Emesa. She was of Syrian, Armenian, Greek and Medes descent. Iotapa was born and raised in Emesa (modern Homs Syria). Iotapa married the Herodian Prince Aristobulus Minor, who was of Jewish, Nabataean and Edomite ancestry. He was a grandson of King of Judea, Herod the Great.
This marriage for Aristobulus Minor, was a promising marriage in dynastic terms. Iotapa and Aristobulus chose to live as private citizens in the Middle East. Iotapa and Aristobulus had a daughter called Iotapa, was born deaf and mute. Apart from their daughter, they had no further descendants.
Aristobulus, the third brother of Agrippa, married Jotape, the daughter of Sampsigeramus, king of Emesa; they had a daughter who was deaf, whose name also was Jotape. Antiquities, Book XVIII 5:4. http://www.jjraymond.com/religion/aristobuluschildren.html