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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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Along with Caesarea, the city of Sebastia north of Shechem (Nablus), Herodian, and the Temple, the winter palaces Herod built for himself at Jericho were the grandest of his projects in the Holy Land.
Josephus used the writings of Herod's court historian, Nicolaus of Damascus, as his foundational source for the history of the Herodian Dynasty.
Chapter four employs the metaphors "tables" of the bankers and the "table" of Jesus to signal Jesus' opposition to "mammon" as representing the economic politics of the Roman Herodian world, primarily in his advocating by actions and words cancellation of debts for the desperately poor.
Ayas argues that in contrast to this Herodian stance, a fanatical devotion to tradition, i.
Sieges would remain important elements of Greek historiography under the Roman empire, with notable examples of extended descriptions appearing in Josephus, Arrian, Cassius Dio and Herodian.
lt;<Predictions of the Destruction of the Herodian Temple in the Pseudepigrapha, Qumran Scrolls, and Related Texts>>, JSP 10, 1992, 89-147.
culture of murder, and Herodian levels of civic corruption, Detroit
Icks has attempted to understand the figure of Elagabalus through the biased accounts of the three main primary sources: the histories of Cassius Dio and Herodian and the biography of Elagabalus included in the Historia Augusta (HA).
For soldiers suffering mutilation of the hands and feet from the cold winter with a subsequent lowering of the morale, see Herodian 6.
Fiensy, The Social History of Palestine in the Herodian Period (Lewiston, ME, and Lampeter, UK: Edwin Mellen), 21-117.
On his head, he wore a crown in the shape of a tiara, glittering with gold and precious stones," the Daily mail quoted the historian Herodian as writing.
Among the topics are the urban space of Herodian Caesarea, the proclamation of Caesarea as a Roman colony, several aspects of commerce and economy in late antiquity, Herod's hippodrome/stadium and the games conducted therein, warehouses and granaries, a possible chapel of St.
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.
Cleopatra was the last queen of the Tholemaic dynasty that was strongly supported by Rome, and showed dissoluteness and lust like that of the Herodian court on which Renan speaks in his Les Apotres.