Associations to the word «Herod»

Wiktionary

HEROD, proper noun. The name of any of a number of members of the Herodian dynasty who ruled the province of Judea.
HEROD, proper noun. The biblical king who is said to have ordered the execution of all baby boys under the age of two in the town of Bethlehem and the surrounding region, as he saw Jesus as a threat to his rule; identified with Herod the Great.

Dictionary definition

HEROD, 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).

Wise words

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