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The Many Faces of Herod the Great Paperback – Illustrated, July 30, 2015
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— University of Reading
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Donald T. Ariel
— Israel Antiquities Authority
"Applying the valuable reference point of self-presentation to Herod, the famous king of Judaea, Marshak has created an excellent vehicle to more fully understand the larger-than-life man in all of his complexity. In this biography we come to appreciate how Herod navigated in his Roman, Hellenistic, and Jewish worlds."
— Ruhr University Bochum
"A clear and well-written analysis of Herod's dynamic career, his politics, and his self-representation as a Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman king. Marshak encompasses all aspects and sources, from texts to architecture to coins. This comprehensive book presents Herod as a model of a client king in the Augustan principate."
— University of Münster
"Writing the history of Herod the Great is not an easy task. Scholars are confronted with a hostile literary tradition and a complex historical background. Marshak meets the various challenges with aplomb. . . . An important contribution both to historical scholarship on Judaea and to more general debates on the art of government."
John J. Collins (from the foreword)
— Yale Divinity School
"A fine contribution not only to the history of Judaea but also to the study of Roman client kingship, and indeed to ancient politics, which have lost none of their relevance in the modern world."
"Marshak effectively develops the historical, cultural, and religious context of Herod's time."
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- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0802866059
- ISBN-10 : 0802866050
- Dimensions : 5.82 x 0.83 x 9.07 inches
- Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; Illustrated edition (July 30, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #572,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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