Alexas

Alexas (Α᾿λεξᾶς, contracted from Alexander, q.v.), a favorite of Herod the Great, and by his influence the husband of Salome (Josephus, Ant. 17, 1, 1; War, 1, 28, 6), by whom he had a son, also named Alexas, and married to Cypros, a daughter of Antipater (Ant. 18, 5, 4). SEE HERODIAN FAMILY.

 
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