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22:16 the Herodians. The Herodians (Jews supporting the dynasty of Herod, who in turn supported Roman rule in Israel) were commonly at enmity with the Pharisees, strong legalists who were bitterly against Roman rule. However, they had come together to conspire against Jesus since early in His ministry (Mark 3:6), fearing His influence more than they feared and hated each other. A common enemy sometimes produces strange bedfellows (e.g., atheistic evolutionists and theistic evolutionists opposing together the evidences presented by Biblical creationists).

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