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The Resource Herod : king of the Jews and friend of the Romans, Peter Richardson

Herod : king of the Jews and friend of the Romans, Peter Richardson

Label
Herod : king of the Jews and friend of the Romans
Title
Herod
Title remainder
king of the Jews and friend of the Romans
Statement of responsibility
Peter Richardson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Peter
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Illustrations
maps
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on personalities of the New Testament
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Herod
  • Hérode
Label
Herod : king of the Jews and friend of the Romans, Peter Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the end is the beginning (4 BCE) -- Family matters -- From Idumaea to Petra (to 64 BCE) -- Late Hellenism in the Near East -- From Petra to Rome (64-40 BCE) -- The kingdom -- From Rome to Rhodes (40-30 BCE) -- Herod's buildings -- From Rhodes to Rome (30-17 BCE) -- Herod and religion -- From Rome to Jericho (17-4 BCE) -- The Herods and Christianity -- "The achievements of King Herod" (4 BCE)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 360 p
Isbn
9781570031366
Lccn
96025248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Herod : king of the Jews and friend of the Romans, Peter Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the end is the beginning (4 BCE) -- Family matters -- From Idumaea to Petra (to 64 BCE) -- Late Hellenism in the Near East -- From Petra to Rome (64-40 BCE) -- The kingdom -- From Rome to Rhodes (40-30 BCE) -- Herod's buildings -- From Rhodes to Rome (30-17 BCE) -- Herod and religion -- From Rome to Jericho (17-4 BCE) -- The Herods and Christianity -- "The achievements of King Herod" (4 BCE)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 360 p
Isbn
9781570031366
Lccn
96025248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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