Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 22:16
- Their disciples (touv mathtav autwn).
- Students, pupils, of the Pharisees as in Mark 2:18. There were two Pharisaic theological seminaries in Jerusalem (Hillel, Shammai).
- The Herodians (twn Herwidianwn).
- Not members of Herod's family or Herod's soldiers, but partisans or followers of Herod. The form in -ianov is a Latin termination like that in Xristianov (Acts 11:26). Mentioned also in Mark 3:6 combining with the Pharisees against Jesus.
- The person of men (proswpon antrwpwn).
- Literally, face of men. Paying regard to appearance is the sin of partiality condemned by James (James 2:1,9) when proswpolhmpsia, proswpolhmptein are used, in imitation of the Hebrew idiom. This suave flattery to Jesus implied "that Jesus was a reckless simpleton" (Bruce).