Name Meaning and Biblical Context of Herod
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The Biblical baby name Herod is Greek in origin and it's meaning is heroic.
Herod is pronounced hay-rod.
Herod was the name of the royal dynasty that ruled over Israel during the time of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ and John the Baptist were born during the reign of Herod the Great. He commanded all the male children under two years old in Bethlehem to be killed.
Herod Antipas was condemned by John the Baptist for marrying Herodias, who was formerly his sister-in-law. For this, John was arrested and subsequently beheaded.
Herod Agrippa I ordered the execution of James the son of Zebedee, and the imprisonment of Peter.
Herod Agrippa II was the last ruler of the Herodian dynasty.
Biblical reference for baby name Herod:
Matthew 2:1-22; 14:1-6; Mark 6:14-22; Luke 1:5; 3:1; 3:19; 8:3; 9:7
Strong's concordance G2264
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