Origin of HerodClassical Latin Herodes from Classical Greek H?r?d?s
Known as “the Great.” 73?-4 BC
- The name of a number of members of the Herodian dynasty who ruled the province of Judea.
- 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.
From Ancient Greek Ἡρώδης (Hērōdēs).