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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Herod (Aramaic pronunciation Hee-rod) is a name used of several kings belonging to the Herodian Dynasty of Roman Iudaea Province:

  • Herod the Great (c. 74-4 BC), King of the Jews who reconstructed the Second Temple (Herod's Temple) in Jerusalem.
  • Herod Archelaus (23 BC-c. AD 18), ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea
  • Herod Antipas (20 BC-c. AD 40), tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea, who was described in the New Testament as ordering John the Baptist's death and as mocking Jesus
  • Herod Agrippa I (c. 10 BC-AD 44), king of Judea, called "Herod" in the Acts of the Apostles
  • Herod II, sometimes called Herod Philip I, father of Salome
  • Herod Philip II (4 BC-AD 34), tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis
  • Herod of Chalcis, also known as Herod III, king of Chalcis (AD 41-48)
  • Herod Agrippa II (AD 27-100), tetrarch of Chalcis who was described in Acts of the Apostles as "King Agrippa" before whom Paul of Tarsus defended himself


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