Mariamne (third wife of Herod)

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Mariamne II was the third wife of Herod the Great. She was the daughter of Simon Boethus the High Priest. Josephus recounts their wedding thus: [1]


She had one child by Herod, called Herod II or Herod Boethus. Herod II married his niece, Herodias, and by her had a daughter, Salome.

Mariamne II was implicated in the plot of Antipater against her husband (Herod) in 4 BCE. As a result, Herod divorced her and removed her father (Simon Boethus) as high priest.[2] Additionally, her son Herod II was removed from the line of succession in Herod's last will.

References

  1. ^ Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XV, Chapter 9:3
  2. ^ Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XVII, Chapter 4:2
  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XV, Chapter 6
  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XV, Chapter 7
  • Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XVIII, Chapter 5

See also

  • Mariamne for the derivation of her name
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