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Today’s heroes are the Herodians because they shows us the gift of a coin.
Essential Teachers notes:
This passage shows two groups become unlikely allies. The Herodians are a bit of an unknown factor, we know they wished to restore a member of the Herodian dynasty to the throne in Judea and they fought for political independence but little else. As long as Rome let them fully rule themselves they probably would have been happy. The Pharisees would have found these terms totally offensive, nothing but an offspring of David should rule as king over the land and the only higher authority for their king would have been divine. Bringing the Herodians along for a political question concerning Rome was a clever play, they would have no problem getting Jesus arrested for not paying taxes.
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Main Passage : Matthew 22
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