Herod Definition

hĕrəd
proper name
73?-4 b.c.; Idumaean king of Judea (37-4)
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pronoun

The name of a number of members of the Herodian dynasty who ruled the province of Judea.

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The Biblical king who is said to have ordered the execution of all baby boys under the age of two in the land of Bethlehem and the surrounding region, as he saw Jesus as a a threat to his rule; identified with Herod the Great.

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King of Judea (40–4) who, according to the New Testament, attempted to kill the infant Jesus by ordering the death of all children under the age of two in Bethlehem.
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Origin of Herod

  • From Ancient Greek Ἡρώδης (Hērōdēs).

    From Wiktionary

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