[ her-uh d ]
/ ˈhɛr əd /
the Great, 73?–4 b.c., king of Judea 37–4.
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British Dictionary definitions for herod the great
/ (ˈhɛrəd) /
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
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Culture definitions for herod the great
Herod the Great
The king of Judea in the first century b.c., Herod ordered the Massacre of the Innocents. His son, Herod Antipas, was responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist at the behest of Herod's stepdaughter, Salome.
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