I just received this month's National Geographic with a picture of Masada on the cover and a great article with photos of Herod's architectural exploits.
See the photo library here
Test your knowledge on Herod with a quiz here
The article includes photos and information concerning Herod's recently discovered tomb at the Herodium. We were fortunate to have been at the Herodium within 90 days of its discovery.
In typical fashion National Geographic considers the Bible at best legend and at worst Jewish/Christian propaganda when they state that Herod is innocent of the charges of killing the Bethlehem boys. These actions are not far from Herod's character in secular history which record him killing his son and his Hasmodean wife.
All in all, Herod was a great leader who lived a very impressive life during one of the peaks of Rome's power. Herod was friends with and influenced some of the most important people of history. I was thrilled to see this article and the photos. Read this article here
View my YouTube video of Herod's fortress at Masada here
October Book Notes 2017
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