Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans
, Jan 1, 1999
- 360 pages
Peter Richardson s meticulous study of Herod provides new insight into the man and his family, 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 is vital for any understanding of the relationship between Judea and Rome. In addition to depicting Herod s life, Richardson discusses the legends that grew up around the man- including his responsibility for a massacre of young children in Bethlehem. This book sheds new light on this fascinating and much maligned character.