The True Herod

By Vermes, Geza

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9780567575449 9780567186577
Publisher
Bloomsbury Academic


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Starred Review on June 15, 2014  |  Arts and Humanities

Vermes (Professor Emeritus, Jewish studies, Oxford Univ.; Jesus the Jew), who died in 2013, uses archeological, historical, and religious sources to present a carefully nuanced portrait of a commoner-become-king, surpassed in the Roman Empire of his time only by his friends Augustus and Agrippa. Herod (d. 4 BCE) was generously concerned for the welfare of his subjects (Jewish and otherwise) but was also ruthless against his rivals and opponents who included ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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