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Herod the Great
History Series / Part 1

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Herod, Roman governor of the Land of Israel for seventy years, was a bloodthirsty dictator. To give legitimacy to his rule, he married a Hasmonean daughter. Though he is recorded to have loved her and had children with her, he loved his power even more. From his shifting loyalties within the power structure of Rome to his barbaric murder of his own children, this lecture paints a harrowing picture of the most treacherous times in Jewish history.

• Julius Caesar, Brutus, Marc Antony and Cleopatra - Learn the facts behind the famous names
• Shammai's fearless stand against Herod
• the tragic last gasp of the Sanhedrin
• political intrigue that proves that truth is stranger than fiction

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