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The true herod, Geza Vermes

Label
The true herod
Title
The true herod
Statement of responsibility
Geza Vermes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who was Herod the Great? How did he come to govern one of the most politically tumultuous regions in the world? Was he the heartless baby-killer of Matthew's Gospel, or does this popular tale do Herod a great disservice? Geza Vermes, whose work on the Historical Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls has made him one of the most recognisable names in Biblical and Jewish studies, provides a new portrait of Herod. Vermes examines Herod's legacy as a political leader, and a potentate, a man of culture, and an all-round smooth operator. Vermes opens up the fascinating character of Herod, from his sizable and fragile ego to his devastation at the execution of his beloved wife, an execution that Herod ordered himself. Beginning with the key historical sources (notably Josephus) Vermes moves on to consider Herod's greatest legacy and testament - his extensive building works, which include the Temple in Jerusalem, Masada and Herodium. Colour images, combined with Vermes' lively prose make this new picture of Herod an enticing and informative guide to one of Ancient History's most misunderstood figures
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vermes, Géza
Dewey number
933.05092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS122.3
LC item number
.V476 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herod
  • Jews
  • Herod
  • Bibles
  • Classical history
  • Biblical studies & exegesis
  • HISTORY
  • Jews
Label
The true herod, Geza Vermes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of illustrations; The main events of Roman history during Herod's age; Frontispiece; Prologue; Part One A bird's eye view of biblical history; 1 From King David to the start of the Hellenistic period; 2 From the arrival of Hellenization in Judaea to the outbreak of the Maccabaean uprising; 3 The Maccabee Trio: Judas -- Jonathan -- Simon; 4 The Hasmonaeans from John Hyrcanus to Mattathias Antigonus; John (Yohanan) Hyrcanus I (135-104 BCE)
  • Judah (Yehudah) Aristobulus I (104-103 BCE)Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonathan) (103-76 BCE); Salome (Shelamzion) Alexandra (76-67 BCE); Judas (Yehudah) Aristobulus II (67-63 BCE); John (Yehohanan) Hyrcanus II (63-40 BCE); Mattathiah (Mattathias) Antigonus (40-37 BCE); Part Two Herod the Great; Introduction; 5 Herod prior to his appointment as king (73/2-40 BCE); 6 Herod, king of the Jews (40-4 BCE); Herod consolidates his rule (37-25 BCE); Herod, the builder (25-13 BCE); Herod's decline (13-4 BCE); 7 Herod the Villain or Herod the Great?; The portrait of Herod; Herod's character
  • Evaluation of Herod's positive and negative achievementsHerod in literature and cinema; Part Three The descendants of Herod in the New Testament and Josephus; Introduction; 8 Herod Archelaus (4 BCE-6 CE); 9 Herod Antipas (4 BCE-39 CE); 10 Herod Philip (4 BCE-33/4 CE); 11 Herod Agrippa I (41-44 CE); 12 Herod of Chalcis (41-48 CE); 13 Herod Agrippa II (50-92/3 or 100 CE); Conclusion; Chronology of Herod's life and his successors; Notes; Bibliography; Image credits and copyrights; Index
Control code
878144470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567186577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
604234
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878144470
Label
The true herod, Geza Vermes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of illustrations; The main events of Roman history during Herod's age; Frontispiece; Prologue; Part One A bird's eye view of biblical history; 1 From King David to the start of the Hellenistic period; 2 From the arrival of Hellenization in Judaea to the outbreak of the Maccabaean uprising; 3 The Maccabee Trio: Judas -- Jonathan -- Simon; 4 The Hasmonaeans from John Hyrcanus to Mattathias Antigonus; John (Yohanan) Hyrcanus I (135-104 BCE)
  • Judah (Yehudah) Aristobulus I (104-103 BCE)Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonathan) (103-76 BCE); Salome (Shelamzion) Alexandra (76-67 BCE); Judas (Yehudah) Aristobulus II (67-63 BCE); John (Yehohanan) Hyrcanus II (63-40 BCE); Mattathiah (Mattathias) Antigonus (40-37 BCE); Part Two Herod the Great; Introduction; 5 Herod prior to his appointment as king (73/2-40 BCE); 6 Herod, king of the Jews (40-4 BCE); Herod consolidates his rule (37-25 BCE); Herod, the builder (25-13 BCE); Herod's decline (13-4 BCE); 7 Herod the Villain or Herod the Great?; The portrait of Herod; Herod's character
  • Evaluation of Herod's positive and negative achievementsHerod in literature and cinema; Part Three The descendants of Herod in the New Testament and Josephus; Introduction; 8 Herod Archelaus (4 BCE-6 CE); 9 Herod Antipas (4 BCE-39 CE); 10 Herod Philip (4 BCE-33/4 CE); 11 Herod Agrippa I (41-44 CE); 12 Herod of Chalcis (41-48 CE); 13 Herod Agrippa II (50-92/3 or 100 CE); Conclusion; Chronology of Herod's life and his successors; Notes; Bibliography; Image credits and copyrights; Index
Control code
878144470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567186577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
604234
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)878144470

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