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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Gibson said that the building that they are excavating is in the shadow - immediately to the southeast - of the very, very large palace of Herod the Great, his compound and the later seat of the Roman governors and whoever lived there would have been able to pop into the palace.
Or perhaps, knowing the cruelty of Herod the Great, who had not been above murdering members of his own immediate family (e.
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).
There were the complexities of the extravagant goings-on of Herod the Great and his following, the Roman occupying forces and their following, and the Temple cult and their following.
The healing benefits of the hot springs has lured visitors for centuries, with legend having it that Herod the Great bathed in the medicinal waters.
Christianity was neither Roman nor Catholic at that time and, as for the birth of our Lord, it has long been known that AD 1 could not be the year of his birth as Herod the Great had been dead for eight years.
Herod The Great - to give him his middle and surname - had 10 wives, the first of whom was called, wait for it .
54) Romanos applies this qualification to Herod the Great, probably borrowing it from Luke 13.
The laws of purity did not apply to the larger area added by Herod the Great.
Rich spent 11 months researching, learning about Jewish culture in Nazareth, the rule of Herod the Great and his paranoia over prophecies of a coming messiah, as well as the hardships and resentments Jews felt toward the Roman Empire, fueling their yearning for a political savior.
Bevington begins by noting a correspondence between the mourning mothers of the Towneley Herod the Great and the lamenting Virgin of the Towneley Crucifixion.
Caesarea was built by Herod the Great in honor of Caesarea Augustus, ruler of the Roman Empire.
Turner's Amazing Grace: The Great Days of Dukes, Stewart Perowne's The Life and Times of Herod the Great, A.