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A Brief Introduction to Herod the Great

The World Around Judea in the Time Before Herod After the Maccabean Revolt in 167-160 BCE the Judean people had a time of independence and were ruled by Hasmonean kings who were descendants of the Maccabees who are credited with, … Continue reading

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