This special issue features four amazing palace-fortresses of the despised but brilliant King Herod the Great (37 B.C.E.–4 B.C.E.).
Dramatic and elaborately decorated, the palace-fortresses of Masada, Machaerus, Hyrcania and Herodium, built on mountains around the Dead Sea, provided an important strategic defense system as well as luxurious living.
Gain perspectives on Masada, where the Romans stamped out the last of the Jewish rebels at the conclusion of the First Jewish Revolt against Rome.
Move to the reconstructions at Machaerus, where the New Testament’s Salome danced for Herod’s son and where John the Baptist was beheaded.
Hyrcania perhaps hides treasures known only from the legendary Dead Sea Copper Scroll.
Finally, Herodium is where Herod the Great is buried and where famed Herodium excavator Ehud Netzer died.
This special collection of articles from Biblical Archaeology Review brings the ancient drama to the modern world!
Publisher: Biblical Archaeology Society
Issue: “Herod’s Fortresses” (150455)
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