herod herod  /ˈhɛ rəd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)

News

  • Building by the sea

    Last Saturday evening I went to a concert by the Idan Reikal Project in Caesarea, Israel. The concert was held in the ancient Roman theater built by King Herod the Great on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea more than 2,000 years ago. The audience faced the water, and when my eyes were not being blinded by the light show accompanying the music, I could see the moon shining on the water as it set.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Casper Star-Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I used to -- and still occasionally do -- get lunatic letters comparing me to Herod and Hitler," David Steel, the parliamentarian who introduced the Act, told Reuters.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: David Steel Source: Scientific American

  2. "Barack Obama is the King Herod of the 21st century," said Lucas. "Change is needed in America but the changes proposed by Barack Obama are an abomination and a stench in the nostrils of Almighty God."
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: George Lucas Source: Greenwood Today

  3. "Dramatically, it's a story with tremendous power, but there's a kind of irony that the one thing that most people know about Herod is probably wrong," said Peter Richardson, author of "Herod: King of the Jews, Friend of the Romans" and a...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Peter Richardson Source: Beliefnet.com

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