Biography of Antipater of Idumea


Antipater of Idumea, father of Herod the Great. Took part in the disputes between Hyrcanus II and Aristobulus II. He assisted in placing Hyrcanus on the throne of Judea 63 B.C., and contrived to get the power in his own hands. He was afterwards appointed Procurator of all Judaea. Died, 43 B.C.