Historians, Fans Defend the `Real’ King Herod

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c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) He ruled over the ancient Jews for 37 years, and when it comes to bad publicity, King Herod has reigned supreme ever since. Annually vilified in Christmas pageants as the tyrant responsible for the slaughter of Bethlehem’s baby boys and for chasing Mary, Joseph and Jesus into Egypt, Herod […]

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