Antipater II 'the Idumaean', Procurator of Judaea

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Antipater II 'the Idumaean', Procurator of Judaea

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Idumea, Edom
Death: -43 (66-74)
Poisoned (poisoned)
Immediate Family:

Son of Antipas I, Governor of Idumaea and NN .
Husband of Cypros /Kypros /Kufra, of Nabatea
Father of PhaseI I, of Judea; Herod the Great, king of Judea; Josephus ., Sr.; Pheroras ., Tetrarch of Perea and Salome
Brother of Phallion, of Idumaea and Josephus of Judea (uncle of Herod the Great)

Occupation: Procurator of Judea, Procurateur de Judée, ministre d'Hycarne II
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About Antipater II 'the Idumaean', Procurator of Judaea

Antipater the Idumaean Wikipedia (d. 43 BC) was the founder of the Herodian Dynasty and father of Herod the Great. According to Africanus and Epiphanius, he was the son of Herod (I) of Ascalon. According to Josephus, he was the son of Antipas (I).

Personal details

Antipater was married to Cypros, a Nabataean noblewoman. They had four sons: Phasael, Herod, Joseph, and Pheroras, and a daughter, Salome, one of several Salomes among the Herodians.

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•ID: I82392

•Name: Antipater II of Judea

•Prefix: Procurator

•Given Name: Antipater II

•Surname: of Judea

•Sex: M

•_UID: C49905603CCDAE4CACE700DF72D54ADFA73A

•Change Date: 6 Oct 2005

•Death: deceased

Father: Antipater of Judea

Marriage 1 Cypros of Nabatea



1. Herod of Judea b: ABT 73 BC

2. Salome of Judea

3. Phasael of Judea

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From the Jewish encyclopedia:

ANTIPATER (abridged form, Antipas):

Father of Herod I.; died 43 B.C. He was the son of Antipas, a convert to Judaism, who was governor of Idumæa under the reigns of Alexander Jannæus and his queen dowager Alexandra, and rendered himself serviceable to the Jewish rulers, through his connections with his former congeners, of Arabia Petræa. Antipater, who seems to have succeeded his father as governor of Idumæa, had reason to fear that King Aristobulus II. would not retain him in his position. He therefore tried his utmost to dethrone Aristobulus, and to restore the weak Hyrcanus II., who would be an easy tool in his hands, to the throne which was rightfully his. With this view Antipater tried to persuade Hyrcanus, who was not only of a peaceful and kindly disposition but altogether free from suspicion, that his brother was plotting his death in order to secure himself upon the throne. Hyrcanus at first refused credence to Antipater, but finally allowed himself to be gained over. Antipater, who felt no attachment for Judaism or the Jewish state, and who stood ready to sacrifice their interests in order to serve his own ends, had made previous arrangements with Aretas, an Arabian chief, to give his help to Hyrcanus in return for a large sum of money and possession of twelve cities, which had been conquered from the Arabians by the Hasmoneans after long and hard fighting. Antipater then took Hyrcanus with him to Aretas, who forthwith proceeded with a large army against Aristobulus, and defeated him. ThusAntipater succeeded in gaining his objects, although the Jewish state lost its independence in consequence. The dispute was referred to Rome, and decision was given against Aristobulus.

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Antipater II 'the Idumaean', Procurator of Judaea's Timeline

Idumea, Edom
Age 35
Age 39
Edom, Dead Sea Valley, (now Jordan)
Age 42
Judea, Israel
Age 44
Age 55
Judea, Israel
Age 69