herod the great herod the great

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)

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  • 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

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