Herod the Great

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Synonyms for Herod the Great

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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To avoid confusion, this paper will refer to Herod the Great as "Herod," Herod Antipas as "Antipas," Herod Philip I as "Philip," etc.
The building of public entertainment complexes in Roman Palestine and Arabia began with Herod the Great.
2007: The tomb of Herod the Great was discovered by Israeli archaeologists south of Jerusalem.
Joseph (Vincent Walsh) learns in a dream that Herod the Great has died.
A Second Temple was built after the Exile to Babylon but fell into disrepair till the Romans conquered Jerusalem and appointed the wealthy Herod the Great as their King of the Jews in 37 BC.
The Many Faces of Herod the Great is a historical biography and analysis of King Herod the Great.
The fourth day observes the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which honours the children massacred by Herod the Great who had been told that among the newborns on 25 December a child was born who would replace him as king of the Jews.
Particularly important in the season's discoveries were a buried vaulted chamber that has proven to be an unusual finished bathroom (with bathtub) adjacent to a large below-ground ritual cleansing pool (mikveh) -- only the fourth bathroom to be found in Israel from the Second Temple period, with two of the others found in palaces of Herod the Great at Jericho and Masada.
Lady leads home big forecast Anyone who found the Tote Exacta for division one of the 1m1/2f maiden would have been celebrating as it paid a whopping PS1,394 thanks to 28-1 shot Vitruvian Lady defeating 50-1 chance Herod The Great.
More than 2,000 years ago they fled Herod the Great, "King of Jews", to save their baby.
Herod Antipas (20 BC-AD 39), the son of Herod the Great (74-4 BC) by the Samaritan Malthace, was the tetrarch of Galilee.
From the palaces of Herod the Great to the Sea of Galilee and the Old City of Jerusalem, the places we visit and the stories behind them are inextricably linked to the very basis of our Western civilisation, but it is only by actually going to see them that everything falls into place.
Just over half the wall, including its 17 courses located below street level, dates from the end of the Second Temple period, being constructed around 19 BCE by Herod the Great.
Samuel Rocca's THE ARMY OF HEROD THE GREAT (9781846032066, $17.
Between 1971 and 1995, the Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima conducted an excavation of the remains of the port and city of Caesarea built by Herod the Great some 2000 years ago (located in modern-day Israel).