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Herod. A biography

by Jacob Samuel MINKIN

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Published in Macmillan Co.: New York, 1936 .
Written in English


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ContributionsHEROD, the Great, King of Judæa
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24764575M
OCLC/WorldCa563183284

Jerusalem is a masterpiece. 10 stars. Read this book. In Jerusalem Simon Sebag Montefiore presents not just a history of the city but of the region and much of the western world. One finds that virtually every prophet and charlatan, king, queen, prince and despot, priest, politician, conquerer and crusader in recorded history has some connection to the city and has often trod its streets.4/5. Herod Archelaus (Greek: Ἡρῴδης Ἀρχέλαος, Hērǭdēs Archelaos; 23 BC – c. 18 AD) was ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea (biblical Edom), including the cities Caesarea and Jaffa, for a period of nine years (c. 4 BC to 6 AD). Archelaus was removed by Roman Emperor Augustus when Judaea province was formed under direct Roman rule, at the time of the Census of Quirinius.

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 darkest hour.5/5(1). While the book is by no means an apology for Herod, Gelb tends to favor arguments that show Herod in a more positive light. The author does not rigorously question the early sources. VERDICT This is an excellent choice for nonspecialists who want a straightforward biography of Herod, particularly those who are interested in Roman or biblical /5(12).

Flavius Josephus, original name Joseph Ben Matthias, (born ad 37/38, Jerusalem—died ad , Rome), Jewish priest, scholar, and historian who wrote valuable works on the Jewish revolt of 66–70 and on earlier Jewish history. His major books are History of the Jewish War (75–79), The Antiquities of the Jews (93), and Against Apion. Herod was a schemer who took advantage of Roman political unrest to claw his way to the top. During a civil war in the Empire, Herod won the favor of Octavian, who later became the Roman emperor Augustus he was king, Herod launched an ambitious building program, both in Jerusalem and the spectacular port city of Caesarea, named after the : Jack Zavada.


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: Herod: A Biography (): Jacob S. Minkin: Books Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Whole Foods Today's Deals AmazonBasics Coupons Gift Cards Customer Service Free Shipping. The book is really a pamphlet.

I would have given it a five, except for it's not accepting the historicity of the slaughter of the innocents. Outside of this fact, this is a very concise and good account of Herod. If you are looking for an overview that will not get you bogged down in too much detail then this book /5(4).

Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus.

Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen by: Herod the Herod.

A biography book 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 manner/5(16). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Herod. A biography by Jacob Samuel MINKIN, edition, in EnglishAuthor: Nathaniel Schmidt, Jacob S. Minkin. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Herod the Great book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start by marking “Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant” as Want to Read: The only thing that I didn't like was that Herod died three chapters before the book ended, which is rather awkward for a biography.

Still overall a great book/5. Herod, Roman-appointed king of Judea ( BCE), who built many fortresses, aqueducts, theaters, and other public buildings but who was the center of political and family intrigues in his later years.

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.

Herod Agrippa I, original name Marcus Julius Agrippa, (born c. 10 bce —died 44 ce), king of Judaea (41–44 ce), a clever diplomat who through his friendship with the Roman imperial family obtained the kingdom of his grandfather, Herod I the Great.

He displayed great acumen in conciliating the Romans and Jews. After Agrippa’s father, Aristobulus IV, was executed by his own father, the. 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. Herod's rise to power.

Herod Agrippa, also known as Herod or Agrippa I (Hebrew: אגריפס; 11 BC – 44 AD), was a King of Judea from 41 to 44 AD. He was the last ruler with the royal title reigning over Judea and the father of Herod Agrippa II, the last king from the Herodian grandson of Herod the Great and son of Aristobulus IV and Berenice, He is the king named Herod in the Acts of the Apostles 12 Father: Aristobulus IV.

Macrobius (c. CE), one of the last pagan writers in Rome, in his book Saturnalia, wrote: “When it was heard that, as part of the slaughter of boys up to two years old, Herod, king of the Jews, had ordered his own son to be killed, he [the Emperor Augustus] remarked, ‘It is better to be Herod’s pig [Gr.

hys] than his son’ [Gr. huios]”. This was a reference of how Herod, as a Jew, would not kill pigs, but had Father: Antipater the Idumaean.

Richardson's book focuses on the first Herod. It's a biography based largely around the work of Josephus, and it is focused primarily on the political rise and fortune of the king, recounting much in the way of his war exploits and quarrels within his family/5. 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. "A clear and well-written analysis of Herod's dynamic career, his politics, and his self-representation as a Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman king.

Marshak encompasses all aspects and sources, from texts to architecture to coins. This comprehensive book presents Herod as a model of a client king in the Augustan principate." Benedikt Eckhardt/5(9).

Herod the Great was a Roman client king who ruled Judea from 37 BCE to 4 BCE. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, life history, achievements, etc. The team behind Zondervan Academic, publisher of many popular Bible studies, textbooks, and reference works.

One of the central figures in the Christmas story is Herod the Great, who was king of the Jews when Jesus was born. Herod and his sons ruled Judea during Jesus’ life and ministry. But who was this man. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln CollectionPages: A very readable biography of Herod the Great (he of infant-massacring fame).

Totally fascinating and written with sufficient narrative skill to read almost like a novel. This book completely changed the picture I had in my head of Herod/5. item 3 Herod: A Biography by Jacob S.

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Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all.Get this from a library! Herod the Great: statesman, visionary, tyrant. [Norman Gelb] -- Herod the Great, king of ancient Judea, was a brutal, ruthless, vindictive and dangerously high-strung tyrant.

He had many of his subjects killed on suspicion of plotting against him and was accused.For as summary of the evidence I recommend Andrew Steinmann’s book From Abraham To Paul: A Biblical Chronology (pg. ). 2 The phrase, “The Herod Jesus knew” comes from the title of an article by Morten Hørning Jensen in Biblical Archaeology Review (, September/October ).