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Herod the Great

The Years Before Christ
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World history: BCE to c 500 CE, Biography/Autobiography, Biography & Autobiography, Biography / Autobiography, Ancient - General, Historical - General, Religion / Ge
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ISBN 101592868061
ISBN 139781592868063
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Herod the Great was a despot, but that probably is what makes him so interesting. This book gives a good overview of his life, very consistent with my previous understanding of this Jewish leader. It read like a soap opera but in a concise, scholarly /5(16). Herod the Great (First Book) Library Binding – June 1, by Robert Green (Author)/5(4).

For most of the Western world, this is Herod the Great -- an icon of cruelty and evil, the epitome of a tyrant. Adam Kolman Marshak portrays Herod the Great quite differently, however, carefully drawing on historical, archaeological, and literary sources/5(9). This book completely changed the picture I had in my head of Herod.

Rather than being a vampiric baby-killing villain, he was an extremely competent, talented administrator, one of the most financially responsible heads of state known from the ancient world, and a cosmopolitan man with fascinating connections to Judaea's Arab A very readable biography of Herod the Great (he of infant-massacring fame)/5.

Herod the Great Hardcover – June 1, by Stewart Perowne (Author)4/5(1). According to contemporary historians, Herod the Great "is perhaps the only figure in ancient Jewish history who has been loathed equally by Jewish and Christian posterity", depicted both from Jews and Christians as a tyrant and bloodthirsty : Antipater the Idumaean.

Herod I (the Great) was son of Antipater and made king by the Romans in 40 B.C. He managed to keep hold of his throne in the face of the many changes in the government at Rome. His kingdom comprised Judea, Samaria, Galilee, Idumea, Batanea, and Peraea, which was approximately the same size as the kingdom of David and Solomon.

Herod the Great was a brutal man who killed his father-in-law, several of his ten wives, and two of his sons. He ignored the laws of God to suit himself and chose the Author: Jack Zavada. Herod was born in southern Palestine. His father, Antipater, was an Edomite (a Semitic people, identified by some scholars as Arab, who converted to Judaism in the 2nd century bce).Antipater was a man of great influence and wealth who increased both by marrying the daughter of a noble from Petra (in southwestern Jordan), at that time the capital of the rising.

There are three members of the family of Herod that figure prominently in the life of Christ - Herod the Great, Herod Archelaus, and Herod Antipas.

Herod The Great Herod the Great (73 B.C. to 4 B.C.) was not a Jew- his father an Idumean and his mother Arabian. The Roman senate had made him king of Judea in 40 B.C. An original thinker, an unquenchable builder, Herod deserves this very good book and, like the Americas, the rediscovery of the Columbusian Grant.

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Herod Archelaus (ruled 4 B.C.- A.D. 6) He was one of Herod the Great’s three sons mentioned in the Bible. He received one-half of his father’s territory, the area surrounding and near Jerusalem (Judea and Samaria).

Joseph was unwilling to move Mary and toddler Jesus to Bethlehem after fleeing to Egypt. Herod comes across as an extremely intelligent man, But there is a LOT more to his story than that.

This book was first published in but does an excellent job of laying out Herod's life as drawn from the ancient historians like Josephus.4/5.

This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ. A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of s: 0.

Herod the Great by Grant, Michael, Publication date Topics Herod I, King of Judea, B.C Digitizing sponsor Kahle/Austin Foundation Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

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Bibliography: p. [] Notes. Leaf 72 74 text cut off in gutter. Leaf is stained. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded Pages:   Herod Agrippa I was the son of Aristobulus and the grandson of Herod the Great.

He executed James, the brother of John, and arrested Peter (Acts 12). His death at Caesarea as judgment by God is recorded both by Luke and by the Jewish historian Josephus (Acts –23 ; Josephus, Ant.

§§–52). This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ. A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of opportunities.

He rose above every situation that challenged him, even at his 5/5(1). Josephus distinguishes between Herod's deeds and character. The main parts of the Herod narratives in Jewish War and Jewish Antiquities offer a report of the king's deeds more or less in a chronological order.

The main point in both the works is that the verdict concerning Herod's deeds is mixed: Herod was successful in his external affairs, i Author: Jan Willem van Henten.

This book will be a fascinating look at the ancient army of Herod the Great which will use the latest Israeli archaeological reports and finds, including weapons and armour fragments.

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Herod was Rome's most important and powerful ally at the end of the Republic. King Herod the Great, originally appointed by the Roman Senate, ruled Judea for decades from 37 B.C.E. until his death in 4 C.E. Though he spawned a dynasty, including four descendants who appeared in the New Testament of the Bible, his greatest personal impact may have been the grandiose architectural projects he conducted, from the many palace-fortresses he.

This was an interesting, but fairly technical book on Herod the Great. To be honest, it was more about client kingship, in many ways, than it was Herod. The author has certainly done his research as he explores Herod's ability to be a political chameleon/5. Herod the Great, king of Judea, was an example of a class of princes who kept their thrones by balancing the delicate relations with the Roman Empire.

Herod's much-criticized relationship with Rome would keep Judea safe and establish a Jewish state. Judea was ruled by high priests of the Hasmonean dynasty, descendants of the leaders who had.

Description: This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ.

A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of opportunities. Herod the Great. [Jerry Knoblet] -- This book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ.

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Ancient History. Herod the Great. [Michael Grant] -- "The Herod of popular tradition is the tyrannical King of Judaea who ordered the Massacre of the Innocents and died a terrible death in 4 BC as the judgment of God.

The birth of Jesus Christ is tied to the death of Herod the Great. Here’s when that *actually* happened. The Gospel of Matthew tells us that Jesus Christ was born in the final years of the tyrant known as Herod the Great.

He tells us that when Jesus was born, Herod panicked and had all the baby boys in Bethlehem killed. Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Herod the Great () by Grant, Michael/5(20).

Get this from a library. Herod the Great. [William Joseph Gross] -- The author begins his story with a swift-moving summary of the background out of which Herod emerged, and then conducts the reader through seventy troubled years of plots, battles, assassinations and.

Presents a new lens for understanding the powerful, notorious King Herod, ruler of ancient JudaeaAn old, bloodthirsty tyrant hears from a group of Magi about the birth of the Messiah, king of the Jews.

He vengefully sends his soldiers to Bethlehem with orders to kill all of the baby boys in the town in order to preserve his own throne.

For most of the Western world, this is Herod the Great Pages: Nicolaus of Damascus (Greek: Νικόλαος Δαμασκηνός, Nikolāos Damaskēnos; Latin: Nicolaus Damascenus) was a Jewish historian and philosopher who lived during the Augustan age of the Roman name is derived from that of his birthplace, was born around 64 BC.

Nicolaus is known to have had a brother named Ptolemy, who served in the court of Herod .Herod the Great. [Robert Green] -- A biography of the Arab, Herod who became king of the Jews but who was a cruel and unjust ruler.

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