The Many Faces of Herod the Great

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 22 квіт. 2015 р. - 400 стор.
An old, bloodthirsty tyrant hears from a group of Magi about the birth of the Messiah, king of the Jews. He vengefully sends his soldiers to Bethlehem with orders to kill all of the baby boys in the town in order to preserve his own throne. For most of the Western world, this is Herod the Great -- an icon of cruelty and evil, the epitome of a tyrant.

Adam Kolman Marshak portrays Herod the Great quite differently, however, carefully drawing on historical, archaeological, and literary sources. Marshak shows how Herod successfully ruled over his turbulent kingdom by skillfully interacting with his various audiences -- Roman, Hellenistic, and Judaean -- in myriad ways. Herod was indeed a master in political self-presentation.

Marshak's fascinating account chronicles how Herod moved from the bankrupt usurper he was at the beginning of his reign to a wealthy and powerful king who founded a dynasty and brought ancient Judaea to its greatest prominence and prosperity.
 

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Rome and Its Client Kings
3
Hellenistic Monarchy in the GraecoRoman World
25
Herods Rise to Power 4742 bce
75
Herod and Antony 4230 bce
92
Herod the New Hasmonean
110
7
139
Herod the Hellenistic King in an Augustan World
230
Herod Melekh HaYehudim
278
Herod and the Temple
312
The Political SelfPresentation
335
A Recent Critique of My Chronology
342
Did Herod Mint Silver Coinage?
350
Secondary Sources
358
Index of Modern Authors
389
Index of Ancient Writings
395
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