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The true Herod, Geza Vermes

Label
The true Herod
Title
The true Herod
Statement of responsibility
Geza Vermes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who was Herod the Great? How did he come to govern one of the most tumultuous regions in the world? Was he the heartless baby-killer of Matthew's Gospel, or does this popular tale do Herod a great disservice? Geza Vermes, whose work on the Historical Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls has made him one of the most recognisable names in Biblical and Jewish studies, provides a new portrait of Herod. Vermes examines Herod's legacy as a political leader, and a potentate, a man of culture, and an all-round smooth operator. Vermes opens up the fascinating character of Herod, from his sizable and fragile ego to his devastation at the execution of his beloved wife, an execution that Herod ordered himself. Beginning with the key historical sources (notably Josephus) Vermes moves on to consider Herod's greatest legacy and testament - his extensive building works, which include the Temple in Jerusalem, Masada and Herodium. Colour images, combined with Vermes' lively prose make this new picture of Herod an enticing and informative guide to one of Ancient History's most misunderstood figures
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vermès, Géza
Dewey number
933.05092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DS122.3
LC item number
.V47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herod
  • Jews
Label
The true Herod, Geza Vermes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages149-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780567575449
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, genealogical tables, plan
System control number
(OCoLC)870425058
Label
The true Herod, Geza Vermes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages149-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780567575449
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, genealogical tables, plan
System control number
(OCoLC)870425058

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