1) the name of a royal family that flourished among the Jews in the times of Christ and the Apostles. Herod the Great was the son of Antipater of Idumaea. Appointed king of Judaea B.C. 40 by the Roman Senate at the suggestion of Antony a
Literal: Herod = "heroic"
Compound of ἥρως hērōs (a “hero” ) and G1491; heroic; Herodes, the name of four Jewish kings