New Course at Bethlehem Bible College Explores the Herods of Ancient Palestine

Bethlehem Bible College will explore rulers of ancient Palestine in a new course: Herods in the Holy Land.

The course will cover Herod the Great and also his sons and grandsons. The Herods ruled in the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD, including the time of Jesus’ ministry.

Haytham Dieck, the course instructor, says, “They had a wide impact, especially in the Bible. Each one of them did something in some way or another. Truly, there is a Herod’s heritage. Of course, the biggest heritage is of Herod the Great, his building, and his legacy.”

Herod the Great built a temple in Jerusalem that was even larger and more magnificent than Solomon’s. He also constructed the Herodium, a lavish palace built into a small hill.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


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