The last illness of Herod the Great, king of Judaea.


NTRODUCTION FOR most of us living in the second half of the twentieth century, Herod the Great remains a shadowy figure who is recalled only at Christmas when we read of his massacre of the innocents (Matt. 2:16). He is even confused with Herod Agrippa who persecuted the Church and also died a miserable death (Acts 12:23). Our ancestors, however, were… (More)


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