Mariamne (third wife of Herod)

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For other holders of this name, see Mariamne (name).

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

References[edit]

  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[edit]

  • Mariamne for the derivation of her name