Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans
Peter Richardson's biographical study of Herod (73-4 BCE) offers insight into the personality of the man who served as the most prominent member of the substantial Herodian family and whose rule shaped the world in which the Christian faith arose. Richardson reveals Herod to be far more complex and important than is generally perceived and demonstrates that an understanding of Herod holds great value for comprehending the relationship between Judea and Rome. Setting his study against the crosscurrents of Jewish and Roman culture in the first century, Richardson emphasizes the social and historical context in which Herod's life unfolded and evaluates the family matters, patronage, religious developments, and ethnic issues that shaped his reign. Richardson details Herod's active participation in political events during the making of the Roman Empire and his close association with such prominent figures as Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Cassius, Octavian (Augustus), Cleopatra, and Marcus Agrippa. In addition to telling Herod's life story, Richardson recounts the legends that grew up around the man - including his responsibility for a massacre of young children in Bethlehem. Richardson's accessible, and relatively positive, assessment of Herod sheds new light on a fascinating but much maligned character.
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Peter Richardson is a world renowned specialist in Herod. With an undergraduate in architecture before his theological and religious studies, Richardson is uniquely equipped to examine Herod not only as the tyrant who threatened Jesus, but as a complicated King who drove the architectural development of the 1st century Jewish world.
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I'm glad I read this for background in teaching Hebrew school, but I really think that Herod is waiting for a Stacy Schiff or other A-list non-fiction writer to cover the subject.
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