2016-07-27

Who Was Herod The Great?

For those of you that know the New Testament, Herod was the villain in the Gospel of Matthew’s version of Jesus’ birth. The Magi follow a star to Judea and consult King Herod asking where the King of the Jews has been born…referring to Jesus, not Herod. Herod sees this as a threat to his rule, so according to the story, he orders every male child in Bethlehem under the age of 2 to be killed. But besides a baby-killing tyrant, what do we know about the historical Herod the Great? This episode will examine some of the biggest building projects sponsored by Herod: The Jerusalem Temple, Masada, Herodium, and Caesarea. Read more about King Herod the Great on Patheos. https://bit.ly/3n5UYlI https://bit.ly/2Qeti2e Read next feature >

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