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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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I was absolutely delighted when I secured the role I'd gone for and was to play King Herod in the show.
Jonathan Herod stood down as medical director this week following claims a whistle-blowing member of staff was "bullied and victimised".
During their work on the building, the archaeologist and his colleagues have made some astonishing discoveries including some significant symbols, foundation walls and underground sewage system built by the labourers serving during the reign of the King Herod the Great.
I cannot watch this scene without thinking of Herod, sitting in his palace while his soldiers hunt for the child who has something Herod wants.
Kelsey Grammer ("Partners," "Boss") will perform as King Herod, the unrelenting and ambitious Roman King of Judea, who attempted to kill Jesus at his birth, and Stephen Moyer ("True Blood") will portray Pontius Pilate, best known as the Roman governor who ordered Jesus' crucifixion.
A scintillating tale of lust, greed and revenge, Salome - Oscar Wilde's most controversial work - follows the legend of King Herod, his lust for his young stepdaughter, Salome, and her sexual baiting of John the Baptist.
Nor did Joseph rush back to Jerusalem seeking asylum from Herod, because Herod had created the law that called for the death of all the male children in Bethlehem two and under in the first place.
Back on the Brighouse stage after a gap of 15 years is Neil Broadbent, who is taking the part of Herod.
What Julian would really love is to take to his home stage - he grew up in Telford - in the leading role of King Herod or Pontius Pilate, which he is understudying.
magazine - edited by the priest - which compared Taoiseach Enda Kenny to King Herod over his stance on abortion.
CDATA[ The Israel Museum is featuring an exhibit of newly found artifacts from the life of Herod.
Astronomically, the eclipse of March 13, 4 BC, is highly unlikely to have been the eclipse which Josephus states heralded the death of King Herod, who, therefore, did not die in 4 BC; neither did Herod die in 3 BC or 2 BC, since there were no lunar eclipses visible in Judea in those years.
It was developed by Herod the Great as a palatial retreat overlooking the Dead Sea and his shore-side villa at Callirhoe.
Tenor Dennis Petersen crafted the lecherous Herod at times as a sickeningly juvenile ruler who plays peek-a-boo with Salome during her erotic "Dance of the Seven Veils," (choreographed by Brenda Gorlick).
In these essays (one in untranslated German), international experts in Jewish studies, ancient history, and related fields examine issues including identification as Hebrew, Israelite, or Judean; the basis of the Maccabees' claim to priestly rule; purity/impurity in rabbinic Judaism; insider/outsider identity in texts of Qumran sect's Dead Sea Scrolls; Herod as a "half-Jew"; identification of "Herod's Days" with Hanukkah; and the complex roles of dietary laws and circumcision in maintaining group identity.