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Herod, do your worst

John Fuller

Herod, do your worst

a nativity opera

by John Fuller

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Published by Novello in London .
Written in English


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Statementlibretto by John Fuller, music by Bryan Kelly.
ContributionsKelly, Bryan.
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Open LibraryOL20141661M

Dec 04,  · One of the worst villains of the New Testament, King Herod, tries to do penance in one of the lower reaches of Hell by telling the story of the "soap opera" of his own life—including stories of his elaborately crazy family members and of famous Romans and Judeans (including a certain Yeshua, son of Joseph and Mary).5/5(1). Herod, popularly known as "the great," is given considerable space in the New Testament (see Matthew 2). He was an Idumean (a descendant of Esau) by ancestry. After the death of Julius Caesar, Herod was appointed "king of the Jews," though his administration was not formally secured until after a series of military victories consummated by the capture of Jerusalem in 37 B.C.

Herod Antipas (born 21 BC, ruled 4 BC–AD 39), tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea. In the New Testament as "Herod the Tetrarch" or "Herod", who orders the death of John the Baptist and mocks Jesus; Philip the Tetrarch or Herod Philip II, (born c. 20 BC, ruled 4 BC–AD . Herod as king The Jews, of course, did not accept Rome's right to choose their king for them. Herod, with Roman help, had to conquer his own kingdom, which did not occur until 37 B.C.E. Antigonus and his chief followers were soon put to death, and Herod turned to the problem of the high priesthood, the most powerful religious office in Judea.

Good children’s books give us characters at their best—and worst What message, after all, might she take from this book? Take your pick: Don’t mess up because you might get eaten. People you trust will inform on you. No one is interested in your redemption. I do not believe in sanitizing stories: The Big Bad Wolf and the many. This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ. A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of cateringwhidbey.com: Jerry Knoblet.


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Feb 09,  · Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant [Norman Gelb] on cateringwhidbey.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Herod the Great, king of ancient Judea, was a brutal, ruthless, vindictive and dangerously high-strung tyrant.

He had many of his subjects killed on suspicion of plotting against him and was accused of slaughtering children in Bethlehem when informed that a new king of the Jews /5(15). Herod the Great was a brutal man who killed his father-in-law, several of his ten wives, and two of his sons.

He ignored the laws of God to suit himself and chose the favor of Rome over his own people. Herod's heavy taxes to pay for lavish projects forced an unfair burden on the Jewish citizens. Herod, Roman-appointed king of Judea ( BCE), who built many fortresses, aqueducts, theaters, and other public buildings but who was the center of political and family intrigues in his later years.

The New Testament portrays him as a tyrant, into whose kingdom Jesus of Nazareth was born. It is generally accepted that Herod was Herod around 73 BCE in Idumea, south of Judea.

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Mar 03,  · In my last post (What Does The Fox Say?Who is the Fox Anyway?) I wrote about Herod Antipas. As I was writing, I realized that a lot of people get confused about who “Herod” is in the Bible. This isn’t surprising since there are actually six different (!) “Herods” in the New Testament, and they are all somehow related to each other.

Here are thumbnail sketches to help you keep track. Jan 02,  · Question: "Who are the various Herods mentioned in the Bible?" Answer: There are several men in the New Testament referred to as “Herod.” These Herods were part of a dynasty, a partly hereditary, partly appointed line of Idumean rulers over Israel during the days of the Roman Empire.

Jan 02,  · Question: "Who was Herodias in the Bible?" Answer: Herodias in the Bible is notorious for being the woman who desired John the Baptist’s head on a platter. She was the unlawful wife of the tetrarch Herod Antipas and had formerly been the wife of Herod’s brother, Philip.

Herod and the Magi, Our Worst and Best Selves. Francis X. Clooney, They do not ask favors, they do not stay for a long time, and there is no expectation that these strange visitors will become.

The one thing we can’t do is get inside Herod’s head and understand the apparent paranoid schizophrenia that ruled his life. But we can take a look at the world he was born into and lived in, and understand a little bit more about the strange dichotomy of the Herod the Great who built the Jewish Temple -- and yet feared and hated the.

If you were a member of the Judean royal family, you would certainly have thought that Herod the Great was one of the worst gospel villains. The man was full of contradictions.

He was shrewd, clever, far-sighted, but also cruel, paranoid, and barbaric. Jun 17,  · When I received Michael Grant’s HEROD THE GREAT I was reluctant to read it.

The book looked and smelled old, and indeed I discovered that it had been written in The multiple illustrations throughout the book looked as if they’d been taken in Cited by: This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great.

It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ. A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of opportunities.

He rose above every situation that challenged him, even at his darkest hour.5/5(1). (Herod died of a terrible disease at Jericho, in April, B.C. 4, at the age of 69, after a long reign of 37 yearsED.) II.

HEROD ANTIPAS ANTIPAS was the son of Herod the Great by Malthake, a Samaritan. He first married a daughter of Aretas, "king of Arabia Petraea," but afterward Herodias, the wife of his half-brother, Herod Philip.

Why did Jesus not respond to Herod. What reason was there for him not to do so. jesus luke. (ii) The link does not say this; it is just an ad for a book the authors want me to buy. I grant that they are well-qualified in linguistics, but perhaps not in hermeneutics. The Worst Afternoon.

Apr 17,  · The birth of Jesus Christ is tied to the death of Herod the Great. Here’s when that *actually* happened. The Gospel of Matthew tells us that Jesus Christ was born in the final years of the tyrant known as Herod the Great.

He tells us that when Jesus was born, Herod panicked and had all the baby boys in Bethlehem killed. Herodias, the wife of Herod Antipas, who was tetrarch (ruler appointed by Rome) of Galilee, in northern Palestine, from 4 bc to ad She conspired to arrange the execution of John the Baptist.

Her marriage to Herod Antipas (himself divorced), after her divorce from his half-brother, was censured. It is though we are in jury and asked to decide ‘who killed Herod’.

God is in the dock and you are his defence council. Your defence is primarily 1) God has no motive 2) God is of excellent character. The prosecution’s case is ‘It is written down in the word of God that God killed Herod’.

I suppose you pay your money and you make your. Dec 16,  · Ah, but you’re the fool, Herod, not them. They are gone and so is the child. Your plan boomeranged. You thought to make them do your dirty work for you.

But God thought otherwise. The Bible says that when Herod saw he had been tricked by the Magi, he became enraged. Why. The trickster had been tricked; the con man had been conned.

Herod the Great, serving time in Hell, tells the story of his life in the latest novel from Smith (Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter,etc.).One of the worst villains of the New Testament, King Herod, tries to do penance in one of the lower reaches of Hell by telling the story of the “soap opera” of his own life—including stories of his elaborately crazy family members and.

HEROD. her'-ud: The name Herod (Herodes) is a familiar one in the history of the Jews and of the early Christian church. The name itself signifies "heroic," a name not wholly applicable to the family, which was characterized by craft and knavery rather than by heroism.

Herod does not come off very good in Luke's gospel. He is a villain pure and simple—no hint of grey, no redeeming qualities, a veritable Sauron. It's worth mentioning, since the situation is different in Mark's gospel, where Herod is portrayed as a somewhat fearful and conflicted ruler who's easily manipulated by others (check out Mark ).Often we think of Herod the Great in relation to ancient Rome.

We understand the king as steadfast in his loyalty to this western imperial power—and rightly so. Herod’s behavior routinely betrayed his Roman interests, and inscriptions attest to and advertise this allegiance by identifying him with such titles as “Friend of the Romans.”.A very readable biography of Herod the Great (he of infant-massacring fame).

Totally fascinating and written with sufficient narrative skill to read almost like a novel. This book completely changed the picture I had in my head of Herod/5.