Person:Herod the Great (1)

Herod the Great _____
b.Bet 74 BC and 73 BC
  1. Herod Archelaus _____23 BC - 18
  2. Herod Antipas _____Bef 20 BC - Aft 39
  3. Olympias _____
  1. Aristobulus IV _____31 BC - 7 BC
  2. Alexander _____, son of HerodAbt 35 BC - Abt 7 BC
  1. Herod II _____Abt 27 BC - 33
  1. Philip the Tetrarch _____
  • HHerod the Great _____Bet 74 BC & 73 BC - 4 BC
  • W.  Doris (add)
  1. Antipater _____
  • HHerod the Great _____Bet 74 BC & 73 BC - 4 BC
  • W.  Elpis (add)
  1. Salome _____
Facts and Events
Name Herod the Great _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] Bet 74 BC and 73 BC
Marriage to Malthace _____
Marriage to Mariamne _____, second wife of Herod
Marriage to Mariamne _____, third wife of Herod
Marriage to Cleopatra of Jerusalem _____
Marriage to Doris (add)
Marriage to Elpis (add)
Death[1] 4 BC Arīḥā, Aḍ Ḍaffah al Gharbīyah, Israel
Other? House of Herodian
Reference Number? Q51672?

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Herod I (; ;  ; c. 72 – 4 or 1 BCE), also known as Herod the Great, was a Roman Jewish client king of Judea, referred to as the Herodian kingdom. He is known for his colossal building projects throughout Judea, including his renovation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the expansion of the Temple Mount towards its north, the enclosure around the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the construction of the port at Caesarea Maritima, the fortress at Masada, and Herodium. Vital details of his life are recorded in the works of the 1st century CE Roman–Jewish historian Josephus.

Herod also appears in the Christian Gospel of Matthew as the ruler of Judea who orders the Massacre of the Innocents at the time of the birth of Jesus, although most Herod biographers do not believe that this event occurred. Despite his successes, including singlehandedly forging a new aristocracy from practically nothing, he has still been criticised by various historians. His reign polarizes opinion among historians, some viewing his legacy as evidence of success, and some viewing it as a reminder of his tyrannical rule.[1]

Upon Herod's death, the Romans divided his kingdom among three of his sons and his sister: Archelaus became ethnarch of Judea, Samaria, and Idumea; Herod Antipas became tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea; Philip became tetrarch of territories north and east of the Jordan; and Salome I was given a toparchy including the cities of Jabneh, Ashdod, and Phasaelis.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Herod the Great, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.