Books: King of Judea

HEROD—Jacob S. Minkin—Macmillan ($2.50).

In the New Testament Herod figures as the King of Judea who, when he heard reports of the birth of Christ, ordered all babes in Bethlehem under two years of age put to death. "As though the list of his numerous crimes were not yet long enough," comments Author Minkin, ". . . his name was taken for what the world considers one of the blackest and most abnormal outrages." Probably Herod died at Jericho, four years before the birth of Christ, at the age of 70, after a...

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