Two on Herod

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King Herod the Great gets somewhat of a bad rap, not helped by the portrayal of him in the Gospels as a murderous maniac, with a creepy dancing step-daughter.  A recent article by Geza Vermes, perhaps the living authority on the late Second Temple period tries to put some actual history around the name.

Also out recently is the last article by Ehud Netzer, the leader of the excavations at Herodium, on the hunt for the tomb of Herod.


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