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Who was the king of Jews who ordered the babies to be killed?
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Asked in New Testament
Which king ordered the boy babies in Bethlehem to be killed?
Asked in New Testament
Why did king herod order the death of all the babies in Bethlehem?
Asked in Baby Names, New Testament, Roman Empire
Why did King Herod order all the baby boys to be killed?
Matthew's Gospel tells us that Herod ordered all the babies under two years of age to be killed, because he feared that Jesus would become the king of the Jews in his stead. However, there is no evidence that the killings actually happened, and they were not mentioned by the Jewish historian Josephus, although he most certainly could be expected to have described this event if it really did happen.
Asked in The Bible, Catholicism, Jesus Christ
Who was the king that killed Jesus Christ?
Under the order of Pontius Pilate, after many of the Jews denounced Jesus, Jesus was killed by the Romans. The King at the time was Caesar, but he had no direct role. Herod Antipas was tetrarch of Galliee at the time, but he returned Jesus to Pilate, who reluctantly ordered the crucifixion of Jesus.
Asked in Assyria
Assyrian king who burned Babylon and ordered its residents killed?
Asked in Spain, United Nations
Who did the king and queen of Spain kick out in 1492?
Asked in New Testament, Roman Empire
Who was killed in Jerusalem by Herod?
Many people in Jerusalem were killed by Herod, because he was absolutely crazy. The most notorious killing of his were of new born babies when he heard that a "king" would be born, the Messiah to the Jews, and he failed to kill Jesus because Mary successfully concealed him. (Many babies in Jerusalem and in the surrounding cities were killed). Herod actually killed his third wife and kept her body preserved.
Asked in Judaism, New Testament
Who was the first Jewish king who ordered babies to be killed?
A: We have no historical evidence of any Jewish kings ordering babies to be killed, although human sacrifice does seem to have been practised prior to the seventh-century-BCE reign of King Josiah. Based on one of the gospel accounts, it is possible that King Herod ordered the baby boys under two years old to be killed, when he discovered that the wise men had returned home a different way. If this were the case, we could expect the first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, to have reported on this, but neither he nor any other source even mentions Herod's 'Slaughter of the Innocents'. The Gospel of Matthew records King Herod as ordering the babies to be killed, but John Shelby Spong (Born of a Woman: A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus) says that the story is 'Christian midrash'.
Asked in History of Europe, Judaism, Definitions
What does expulsion of the Jews mean?
Expulsion means throwing out, expelling, excluding. For example, in 1290 King Edward I expelled all Jews from England. They were ordered to leave the country by a certain date. On their way out of England many were beaten up and robbed, and some were killed. Obviously, an order from the king, throwing them out, sent out the (inaccurate) message that they were no longer protected by the laws of the land.
Asked in Antigone
What is to be Antigones punishment for burying her brother?
What is the significance of Jesus coming to the cross as king?
The Jews of the day did not accept that Jesus was the King of the Jews or the Kingdom of God. They killed him for claiming he was the King as he was the Son of God and the Messiah. The verbal reason the Jews gave to the roman ruler was Jesus proclamation at being the king of the Jews but they killed him for far deeper reasons than that. Their hearts had been hardened and they would not accept Jesus as the Messiah and his truthful teaching and revealing the Pharisees and Sadducee were hypocrites AND most of all because HE OUTRIGHT TOLD THEM HE WAS GOD OR EQUAL TO GOD. Oh, how they hated him saying I AM and I and the Father are one.