.. julie... A/ i'm getting confused, mr. pope, in your joining herod gents to nabataean obodas. Would it not make more sense to over-lap herods with aretas fellows ? You DID, on earlier entry, seem to be going in that direction. Indeed, in getting to my original post re forebears of herod line, it looks like the aretas folks could be the key. Shall we believe they were forebears of cypros, antipater's nabataen spouse ?
.. B/ to back-up for a moment, could someone explain to this sluggish lady WHY everyone seems to have three or four monikers ? Yes, we're dealing with LONG ago and FAR away, but why should herod the great or any other ancient bloke have three names ? Any more so than george washington or Louis xiv ?
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