Ron, you've beat Antipater's name to death.
I think the role of Antipater is more important than the actual name and its janus-style meaning. The first Antipater of note (that I'm aware of) was the faithful steward of Philip II of Macedon. Wasn't there a famous quote about him. Something about him minding the store while Philip was always snockered. Later, after the deaths of Philip and Alexander the Great, I seem to recall that Antipater made a play for the throne. Probably Herod's son by that name had something similar in mind.
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