Herod

Herod, the name of a family of Idumæan origin but Jewish creed, who rose into power in Judea shortly prior to the dissolution of the Jewish nationality; the chief members of which were Herod The Great, king of the Jews by favour of the Romans, who made away with all his rivals, caused his own children to be strangled on suspicion of their conspiring against him, and died a painful death; who massacred the Innocents about Bethlehem, and whose death took place 4 B.C., the true date of the Nativity of Christ: and Herod Antipas, his son, tetrarch of Galilee, who beheaded John the Baptist, and to whom Christ was remitted by Pilate for examination, and who died in exile at Lyons.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Hernia
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Herodotus
Herophilus
Herrera, Antonio
Herrera, Fernando de
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Herrick, Robert
Herrnhut
Herschel, Sir John
Herschel, Lucretia

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Herod in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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