Herod The Great's Death Year—4BC

4043

Q: WHAT YEAR WAS THE DEATH OF HEROD THE GREAT?

A: IT DEPENDS WHAT CALENDAR YOU ARE USING!

On the Gregorian calendar (the one you might have on your wall) the year was 4 BC.

On the Hebrew calendar, sometimes called the biblical calendar, the year was 4043 AM.

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Encyclopedia: Herod the Great

Herod, also known as Herod the Great and Herod I, was a Roman client king of Judea, referred to as the Herodian kingdom. The history of his legacy has polarized opinion, as he is known for his colossal building projects throughout Judea, including his renovation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the expansion of the Temple Mount towards its north, the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, the construction of the port at Caesarea Maritima, the fortress at Masada, and Herodium. Vital details of his life are recorded in the works of the 1st century CE Roman–Jewish historian Josephus. Herod also appears in the Christian Gospel of Matthew as the ruler of Judea who orders the Massacre of the Innocents at the time of the birth of Jesus, although a majority of Herod biographers do not believe this event to have occurred. Despite his successes, including singlehandedly forging a new aristocracy from practically nothing, he has still garnered criticism from various historians.Wikipedia

Successor:Herod Archelaus, Herod Antipas, Philip the Tetrarch, Salome I

Born:c. 74/73 BCE

Died:c. 4 BCE, Jericho, Judea

Burial:Most likely the Herodium

Wives:Doris, Mariamne I, Mariamne II, Malthace, Cleopatra of Jerusalem, plus 5 more wives

Issue:Antipater II, Prince Alexander, Prince Aristobulus IV, Princess Salampsio, Herod II, Herod Antipas, Herod Archelaus, Olympias the Herodian, Prince Herod, Philip

Dynasty:Herodian dynasty

Father:Antipater the Idumaean

Mother:Cypros

Religion:Second Temple Judaism

GC_Era: 
BC
GC_Year: 
4