Herod


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Her·od

 (hĕr′əd) Known as "the Great." 73?-4 bc.
King of Judea (40-4) who, according to the New Testament, attempted to kill the infant Jesus by ordering the death of all children under the age of two in Bethlehem.

Herod

(ˈhɛrəd)
n
(Biography) called the Great. ?73–4 bc, king of Judaea (37–4). The latter part of his reign was notable for his cruelty: according to the New Testament he ordered the Massacre of the Innocents

Her•od

(ˈhɛr əd)

n.
( “the Great” ) 73?–4 B.C., king of Judea 37–4.
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Noun1.Herod - king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)Herod - king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
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Herod

[ˈherəd] NHerodes

Herod

nHerodes m

Herod

[ˈhɛrəd] nErode m
References in classic literature ?
Noah's wife, for example, came regularly to be presented as a shrew, who would not enter the ark until she had been beaten into submission; and Herod always appears as a blustering tyrant, whose fame still survives in a proverb of Shakspere's coinage--'to out-Herod Herod.
When first he joined us and saw our mark upon the foreheads of our dead, wishing to out-Herod Herod, he marked the living which fell into his hands with a red hot iron, branding a great P upon each cheek and burning out the right eye completely.
In truth the masquerade licence of the night was nearly unlimited; but the figure in question had out-Heroded Herod, and gone beyond the bounds of even the prince's indefinite decorum.
Here Herod rages on the pageant and in the street also" is one stage direction.
What raised Antipater the Edomite, And his son Herod placed on Juda's throne, Thy throne, but gold, that got him puissant friends?
Malthusian idea was Herod of Judea, though all the famous soldiers
I met men incoherent with indignation at the brutality of prize-fighting, and who, at the same time, were parties to the adulteration of food that killed each year more babes than even red-handed Herod had killed.
Pestler (now a most flourishing lady's physician, with a sumptuous dark green carriage, a prospect of speedy knighthood, and a house in Manchester Square) that her grief at weaning the child was a sight that would have unmanned a Herod.
I out-heroded Herod, wouldn't touch a grape, and went in the most delicious danger of being knifed for my principles by the thieving crew I had joined.
Griffith has kindly called my attention to Herod iv.
Bill Herod, the founder of the Returnee Integration Support Center (RISC), said officials from both sides have told the organisation to prepare for up to 200 returnees this year, an abnormally large number.
Catholics pay tribute today to the first martyrs of the Catholic faith--the Holy Innocents (Santos Inocentes)--the children of the neighborhood of Bethlehem who were massacred upon the order of King Herod of Judea in his desperate attempt to eliminate the Infant Jesus, the newborn King.