The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HERODIUM (M.R. 173119). A palace-fortress built by Herod the Great on the site known in Arabic as Jebel el-Fureidis. It is situated 13 km S of Jerusalem, 6 km SE of Bethlehem (N of the biblical Tekoa), on the edge of the Judean desert. No settlement earlier than the days of Herod the Great (37–4 b.c.)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Herodium (Gk. Hērōdeɩ́on)A fortress complex situated at Jebel el-Fureidis (1731.1192), 12 km. (7.5 mi.) S of Jerusalem, near Bethlehem. A hill-top fortress built by Herod the Great (ca. 23 b.c.e.), Upper Herodium is a cone- or cylinder-shaped site where Herod’s five-story palace once stood. At Lower
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Herodium [hĭ rōˊdĭ əm] (Gk. Hērōdeion).† A fortress-palace built by Herod the Great at modern Jebel el-Fureidis, 6.5 km. (4 mi.) southeast of Bethlehem. Constructed from 24–15 B.C., the complex features seven stories of buildings some 762 m. (2500 ft.) atop a conical-shaped mountain;
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
HERODIUM A town and fortress built by Herod on the eastern border of Judea; between the hill country and the desert, identified with Khirbet el-Fureidis, 3 miles southeast of Bethlehem. The building of the city and the fortress are described by Josephus, (War i, 419–20).The site was visited and described
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HERODIUM [heh ROW dih um] — a fortress-palace near the Palestinian city of Tekoa built by Herod the Great (see Map 6, B–4). It is not mentioned in the Bible. Its modern name is Jebel el-Fureidis (“Hill of Paradise”) about 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) southeast of Bethlehem. When Herod the Great died in Jericho,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HERODIUM A fortress-palace built by Herod the Great about four miles southeast of Bethlehem. Herod was buried there. The fortress, captured in a.d. 72, was one of the last strongholds of Jewish resistance in the war with Rome. The Herodium served as a supply depot in the unsuccessful revolt of a.d. 132–135.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Herodium hi-roh’dee-uhm (Ἡρώδειον). Also Herodion. One of two fortress palaces built by Herod the Great as memorials to himself. One was on the Idumean frontier, the exact site of which is not known. The other one has been identified as modern Jebel el Fureidis, c. 8 mi. S of Jerusalem and less than
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HERODIUM hi-roh´dee-uhm. Rising like a cone-shaped volcano on the horizon, the Herodium (also spelled Herodion) is 15 km south of Jerusalem, about 5 km southeast of Bethlehem, and visible from both. It lies on the border of the Judean hill country and the Judean wilderness so that, conversely, standing
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