Created: 2nd December 2014
Update:  2nd December 2014
Status Republic: Patrician:     Pleb. Nobilis:       Senatorial:      Eques Romanus:  
Republican Family / Cognomen
Patrician n/a
Pleb. Nobilis n/a
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Imperial Family / Cognomen
Imperators n/a
Consular n/a
Senatorial n/a
Equestrian n/a
Republican Consuls, Tribunes with consular power, Dictators, Magister Equitum, Censors 0
Imperial Consuls and Emperors 0 incl. 0 emperors
Notes: The Nabataean dynasty with capital at Petra. The regnal years given are very uncertain. Alternative spellings, when translating Nabataean inscriptions into latin names, thus
Rabbelus' name in Nabataean is "rb'l" and Gamilat is "gmlt".
Articles Kokkinos, Nikos: "The Herodian Dynasty", Spink, London reprint 2010, appendix 4 "The family of Aretas IV" p.376-377 with stemma, and p.230-231.
Negev, Avraham: "The Nabataeans and the Provincia Arabia", in Aufstieg und Niedergang der Römischen Welt, Bd.II,8, 1977, pp.520-686
PIR R p.36 has stemma for Aretas IV and his descendents. PIR has a slight difference to Kokkinos' stemma in that the mother of Qasma ,Sha'dat, is the sister of King Rabellus
and not the sister and wife of King Malichus. It is not certain that Malichus' first wife was his sister Sha'dat.
Aretas II
phylarch of Nabataea c.110- 96 BC
Obodas I
phylarch of Nabataea
King of Nabataea c.96-c.84
defeated Judaeans in 96/94
Aretas III Rabbel I Cyprus
King of Nabataea c.84-c.60 King of Nabataea c.84 probably of Nabataean royal family
c.80 ~ Antipater † 43
father of King 
  HEROD the Great of Judaea
Malichus I Obodas II
King of Nabataea c.60-30 uncertain King of Nabataea c.60
RE2   RE5
Obodas II (III?)   Aretas
King of Nabataea 30-11/10 BC ment 24 BC
relative of king Obodas
relative, not a son of Obodas
RE4 A1033
Aretas IV Philopatris
original name Aeneas
King of Nabataea 11/10BC - 38/39 AD
or 9/8BC-39/40AD
1 ~ Huldu † 13/14 AD or 15/16AD
2 ~ Shaqilat
1   1 1 1 1 1 2 2
RE3   M109 RE4
Obodas   Phasaelis       Sha'dat     Malichus II       Rabbel(us)   Hagaru   Shaqilat     Gamilat
  p.23/4 AD (Sa'udat) (Malchus) male (Hagiru) * 18/24 * 18/24
~ Herodes Antipas   70 female   75/6 female
King of Judaea ~ King Malichus King of Nabataea regent until 75/76
4BC-39AD her halfbrother 38/39 - 70 ~ King Malichus, 
?1 ~ Sha'dat, sister ~ ignotus her halfbrother
2 ~ Shaqilat, halfsister
1 2 2 2      
R2 RE1      
Qashma   Rabbel(us) II     Gamilat     Hagaru Malichus   son Aretas
(Qasma) King of Nabataea ment 77-102 (Hagiru)
male 70-c.106
became Roman ~ King Rabbel II ~ King Rabbel II
province of Arabia 106 her brother her brother
1 ~ Gamilat, sister
2 ~ Hagaru, sister
Qashma Obodas