- the Great, 73?–4 b.c., king of Judea 37–4.
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- called the Great. ?73–4 bc, king of Judaea (37–4). The latter part of his reign was notable for his cruelty: according to the New Testament he ordered the Massacre of the Innocents
Herod the Great
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