Cyprus (c. 90 BCE–?)

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Cyprus (c. 90 bce–?)

Mother of Herod. Name variations: Cypros. Born an Arab in Nabatea, a kingdom east of Judea, around 90 bce; married Antipater the Idumaean (d. 43 bce, minister to the Hasmonian queen Alexandra ); children: sons Phasael, governor of Jerusalem (d. 40 bce); Herod the Great, king of Judea (73–4 bce).

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