The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Herodotus (Ἡρόδοτος, Hērodotos). A Greek historian who lived ca. 485–424 bc. Author of Histories, an account of the Persian War. He has been called both the “father of history” and the “father of lies.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Herodotus (Person)
HERODOTUS (PERSON) [Gk Hērodotos (Ἡροδοτος)]. Herodotus (b. 484 b.c.) of Halicarnassus was “The father of History,” the first important prose writer of Classical Greece. He wrote his famous History of the Persian Wars at Athens ca. 445 b.c. He then took part in the colonization of Thurii in southern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Herodotus hə-rodʹə-təs. A fifth-century-b.c. Greek historian called “the father of history,” who was initially a student of geography and ethnology. His historical research took him to Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, and Egypt. Employing the accounts of eyewitnesses, plus his own accounts, archeological
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Herodotus (Gk. Hērodotos)A 5th-century (ca. 484–420 b.c.e.) Greek historian. The “father of history,” he is known for his one great work, The History. Ostensibly a history of the Persian War (i.e., the wars between the Persians and the Greeks in the early 5th century), his book is actually a vast compendium
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Herodotus [hĭ rŏdˊə təs].* A fifth-century B.C. Greek historian (ca. 484–ca. 424), whose nine-part History earned him the appellation “father of history” (Cicero De leg. i.1). Based on eyewitness accounts, oral and written traditions, and archaeological observations accumulated during his own
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Herodotus(484?–425? bc). Called the father of history, Herodotus was one of the most widely traveled people of his time. His writings show his interest in both history and geography.Herodotus was born in Halicarnassus, a Greek colony in Asia Minor. He decided early in life to devote himself to literary
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Herodotus hi-rah’du-tuhs (Ἡρόδοτος). Born early in the 5th cent. B.C. at Halicarnassus (on the W coast of Asia Minor), Herodotus lived to see the Persians take over Ionian Greece, was expelled from his home for political reasons, wandered through much of the ancient world, and finally settled as a
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HERODOTUS [Ἡρόδοτος Hērodotos]. Herodotus was born in 484 bce in Halicarnassus (modern Bodrum), located along the Aegean coast of southwest Turkey. He moved to Athens and later relocated to Thurii, an Athenian colony in southern Italy where he died and is buried. He was a Greek historian whom Cicero