The Herodians of the Gospel of Mark

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199554485
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745911 | DOI:
The Herodians of the Gospel of Mark

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The ‘Herodians’, who appear in the Gospel of Mark, have long been a mysterious group. The exploration of this chapter indicates that they are indeed to be understood as Essenes. Using the evidence of Eusebius and other patristic writers, it is possible to link it with what is stated in Josephus about Menahem the Essene’s prediction of Herod’s rule, which was made on the basis of an interpretation of Gen. 49:10.

Keywords: Essenes; Herodians; Gospel of Mark; Josephus; Menahem the Essene; Eusebius

Chapter.  11972 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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