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Herod the Great
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Herod the Great
Herod the Great (Ἡρῴδης, Hērōdēs). The king of Judaea at the time of Jesus’ birth.
Herod the Great, Critical Issues
Herod the Great, Critical Issues Examines the sources for Herod the Great’s life, his Jewish piety, his innovations in the high priesthood, his self-presentation as a Jewish king, and an assessment of his reign.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Herod the Great (Person)
HEROD THE GREAT (PERSON) [Gk Hērōdēs (Ἡρωδης)]. The king who, by arrangement with Rome, ruled Jewish Palestine from 37 b.c.e. to 4 b.c.e. According to the NT (Matt 2:1–19; cf. Luke 1:5), Jesus was born during the reign of this king.A. IntroductionB. The Period of ConsolidationC. The Herodian Kingdom
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Herod, Herodian Family
Herod, Herodian Family. Political rulers during the lifetime of Christ. Christ was born when Herod the Great was ruling. Herod’s son, Herod Antipas, was the ruler of Galilee and Perea, the territories in which Jesus and John the Baptist carried out most of their ministries. It was this ruler who beheaded
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Herod
Herod hârʹəd [Gk. Hērōdēs]. The name of several members of a dynasty that was appointed to govern Jewish Palestine under Roman rule. I. Herodian Dynasty II. Herod the Great (47–4 b.c.)A. Governor of Galilee (47–37 b.c.)B. King of the Jews (37–4 b.c.)1. Consolidation (37–25 b.c.)2. Prosperity
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Herod, Herodian Family
HEROD, HERODIAN FAMILY* Political rulers during the lifetime of Christ. Christ was born when Herod the Great was ruling. Herod’s son Herod Antipas was the ruler of Galilee and Perea, the territories in which Jesus and John the Baptist carried out most of their ministries. It was this ruler who beheaded
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Herod
Herod (hair´uhd), name of a family of Idumean origin with strong connections to the Roman government. Members of the family, under a variety of titles, governed Judea, Galilee, and adjacent areas from ca. 55 bce until near the close of the first century ce. The name “Herod” is Greek and originated with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Herod
HERODHerod the GreatThe most famous of those who bore the name Herod in biblical times was Herod the Great, the progenitor of a large clan. Although his name occurs in the sacred text only in connection with the historical setting for the birth of John the Baptist (Lk 1:5) and in the account of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Herod
HEROD. 1. Herod the Great, king of the Jews 40–4 bc, born c. 73 bc. His father Antipater, a Jew of Idumaean descent, attained a position of great influence in Judaea after the Roman conquest and was appointed procurator of Judaea by Julius Caesar in 47 bc. He in turn appointed his son Herod military
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Herod (Family)
Herod (Gk. Hēr̂dēs) (FAMILY)A family of distinguished Idumean nobility that was converted to Judaism during the Hasmonean period and rose to prominence during the reign of Alexandra Salome. They intermarried with Nabateans, Jews, and other nearby ruling families, dominating the political fortunes
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Herod
Herod [hĕrˊəd] (Gk. Hērōdēs). The Idumean family which governed Palestine for the Roman Empire 37 B.C.—A.D. 70. The dynasty was founded in the early first century B.C. by Antipater I, who was appointed governor (Gk. stratēgós “general”) of Idumea by Alexander Janneus. Antipater (or Antipas)
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Herod the Great
HEROD THE GREAT King of Judea from 37 to 4 b.c., and founder of the Herodian Dynasty. His father, Antipater, was an Idumean and minister of state to the family of Jannaeus Alexander. Through his father’s influence, Herod and his brother Phasael attained considerable influence in the government, and in
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Herod family
Herod family. Herod the Great was appointed King of the Jews by the Romans in 40 bc, and ruled from 37 to 4 bc. He was of an Idumaean (Edomite) family, and married a number of wives, including Mariamme, a granddaughter of Hyrcanus, the last legal *Hasmonaean ruler. By ruthlessness and genuine ability