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Herod

[her-uh d]
noun
  1. the Great, 73?–4 b.c., king of Judea 37–4.
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Herod

noun
  1. 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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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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