Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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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  • proper noun The name of a number of members of the Herodian dynasty who ruled Judaea province.
  • proper noun biblical 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 (c. 74–4 BCE).

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  • noun king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἡρώδης (Hērōdēs).

Examples

  • The markings you just saw are the name Herod, carved into a sarcophagus of pink Jerusalem limestone.

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  • The markings you just saw are the name Herod, carved into a sarcophagus of pink Jerusalem limestone.

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  • The markings you just saw are the name Herod, carved into a sarcophagus of pink Jerusalem limestone.

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  • In 2007, after 35 years of work, he discovered what he identified as Herod's tomb, shedding new light on the king and drawing international attention.

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  • In 2007, after 35 years of work, he discovered what he identified as Herod's tomb, shedding new light on the king and drawing international attention.

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  • And it's quite interesting that Cleopatra, time and again, tries to get Antony to give her Judea in Herod's kingdom, but he doesn't.

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  • And it's quite interesting that Cleopatra, time and again, tries to get Antony to give her Judea in Herod's kingdom, but he doesn't.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • And it's quite interesting that Cleopatra, time and again, tries to get Antony to give her Judea in Herod's kingdom, but he doesn't.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • And it's quite interesting that Cleopatra, time and again, tries to get Antony to give her Judea in Herod's kingdom, but he doesn't.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

  • And it's quite interesting that Cleopatra, time and again, tries to get Antony to give her Judea in Herod's kingdom, but he doesn't.

    The True Story Of 'Antony And Cleopatra'

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