Who was King Herod

He was born about 7 a. c.edom
died around Jericho (Palestine)

King Herod, also called “Herod the Great”, was a king of Judea who ruled the region with the approval of Rome. Although Judea was an independent kingdom, it was under strong Roman influence and Herod rose to power with the support of Rome.

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the time of King Herod, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and said: Where was the king of the Jews born? For we saw his star in the east and came; to adore him. When King Herod heard this, he was afraid, and all Jerusalem with him.

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