Herod


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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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That will be a new challenge for us,' said Herod, who added that RISC has had to rent more space and hire more employees to prepare for the influx.
Celebrated in other countries as Holy Innocents Day or Childermas (Children's Mass), Matthew 2: 16-18 narrates that the children were ordered killed by King Herod in his desperate attempt to eliminate the Holy Infant whom he considered a threat to his rule.
Herod the Great fears an infant resting in his mother's arms.
Herod added that the most important symptom women may experience as a warning sign is bleeding after menopause.
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
In addition to the notion of Jews as heretics, these misconceptions owe largely to the Massacre of the Innocents tale, Herod the Great's alleged attempt to eliminate the infant Jesus by means of killing every first-born boy in Judaea.
The Archbishop, the head of the global Anglican communion, added: "To all who have been or are being dehumanised by the tyranny and cruelty of a Herod or an Isis, a Herod of today, God's judgment comes as good news, because it promises justice.
The Archbishop added: "To all who have been or are being dehumanised by the tyranny and cruelty of a Herod or an ISIS, a Herod of today, God's judgment comes as good news, because it promises justice.
Although we only know this story from Matthew's Gospel, it fits with what we know of Herod, who was a brutal monarch, not afraid to commit atrocities to keep hold of power.
Appointed in 37 BC by the Romans to rule the Jews as King of Judea, King Herod was a picture of success.
The Many Faces of Herod the Great is a historical biography and analysis of King Herod the Great.
A historian specializing in Herod and the Herodian dynasty, Marshak looks beyond the monster that Christianity has made of the Jewish king and finds an astute and adept political player who skillfully manipulated the system to enhance his own position and power.
Jonathan Herod stood down as medical director this week following claims a whistle-blowing member of staff was "bullied and victimised".
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.
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.