Thanks Yuya, I will be posting infrequently for awhile. But to help clarify this point, consider the Gospel "rivalry" between Jesus and the sons of Zebedee who wanted a throne like that of Jesus and were asked if they could also pay the price. James and John (sons of Zebedee) were "twins" to Jesus and John the Baptist. Recall that Antipater son of Herod the Great was initially set up as successor and placed in the role of Rehoboam son of Solomon. Then Antipater was disgraced and Archelaus got the succession. He then became the "Rehoboam" and his sons became duplicates in the roles of Elisha and Elijah. There is a lot of redundancy in the royal family at that time.
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