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Synonyms for Herod

king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)

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It is to this image that contemporaries reacted, and Icks' primary focus here is on the responses of Dio and Herodian, which were generally negative, and of provincial cities, some of which accepted this imperial image, with the likely goal of currying imperial favour.
Only silk was good enough for him," Herodian wrote.
The genuineness of the spelling with the diphthong, though, is supported by the appearance of Ampheia in a list of formations in -ei- given by the ancient grammarian Herodian, de prosodia catholica, 277.
And into the midst of this bustling madness of Herodian oppression, he came birthing a kingdom of God where, in his own words: "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
The Byzantine Christians had turned the Herodian Jewish Temple into a garbage dump.
115) Like Josephus's portrayal of Gentile women converts to Judaism as over and against Hasmoean, Herodian, and biblical women, or Luke's juxtaposition of the respectable noblewoman Lydia to the demon-possessed slave girl proclaiming her message publicly on the streets, the portrayal of women may well be part of an author's apologetic or propagandistic strategy.
3 The cemetery grounds also contain numerous monuments, structures, and gravestones attesting to its hallowed history, including the ancient Mamilla Pool, which dates back to the Herodian period, or the 1st century B.
If one takes historians like Herodian into account as well, it becomes plausible, that in this time there must have been a readership, which was interested in a special kind of prose literature across the boundaries of genres.
57) Liebler draws attention to a previously overlooked source Shakespeare may have used for Titus Andronicus, Herodian of Antioch's History of the Roman Empire.
The Temple's very name conjures up a variety of institutions, mythological, and real--including the Tabernacle of Mosaic tradition, the legendary Temple of Solomon, the visionary Temple of Ezekiel, the post-exilic Temple of Zerubbabel, and the Herodian Temple of the first century.
Incredibly, the room also contained two small inkwells--rare finds in Herodian times.
I suggest that these aspects take on richer and deeper significance when they are interpreted in the context of the everyday experiences of Galilean life and landscape in the Herodian period.
The new General Tours itinerary is an eight-day trip that travels from the Herodian ruins of Caesarea and Massada to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and includes a jeep ride along the Jerusalem Corridor as well as excursions that include Tel Aviv's Rokach Museum.
Though outside the purview of this paper on fraternal conflict in the Hebrew Bible, we note in passing the significant post-biblical internecine fighting of the Hasmonean and Herodian periods, as described in the Book of Maccabees and by Josephus.
The chapters are presented in roughly chronological fashion, and begin with Joan Branham's description of the Herodian Temple in Jerusalem, based on ancient texts and archaeological evidence.