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Herod is a name used by several kings belonging to the Herodian Dynasty of the Roman province of Judaea:

First generation – the founder of the dynasty
  • Herod the Great (born c. 74, ruled 37–4 BC), client king of Judea who rebuilt the Second Temple (in Jerusalem)
Second generation – the sons of Herod the Great
  • Herod Archelaus (born 23 BC, ruled 4 BC–c. AD 18), ethnarch of Samaria, Judea, and Idumea
  • Herod Antipas (born 21 BC, ruled 4 BC–AD 39), tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea. In the New Testament as "Herod the Tetrarch" or "Herod", who orders the death of John the Baptist and mocks Jesus
  • Philip the Tetrarch or Herod Philip II, (born c. 20 BC, ruled 4 BC–AD 34), tetrarch of Iturea, Trachonitis, and Batanaea
  • Herod II or Herod Philip I (c. 27 BC–33 AD), father of the Salome in Mark 6:21-29; did not rule over any territory
Third generation – the grandsons of Herod the Great
  • Herod Agrippa (born c. 11 BC, ruled AD 41–44), client king of Judaea, called "King Herod" or "Herod" in Acts 12 of the New Testament
  • Herod of Chalcis (died AD 48), also known as Herod II or Herod V, king of Chalcis (r. AD 41–48)
Fourth generation – the great-grandson of Herod the Great
  • Herod Agrippa II (born AD 27, ruled 48–c. 92), ruled Chalcis, then parts of Herod the Great's kingdom; described in Acts of the Apostles as "King Agrippa" before whom Paul the Apostle defended himself
Herod (band)

Herod is a heavy metal band from the United States. The band was formed in 2000 in Buffalo, New York by Jesse Benker and Mike Jeffers. Their first release was "Sinner's in the Eye's of an Angery God" in 2001, followed by Execution Protocol in early 2002 through Too Damn Hype Records. In 2003 the band was signed by Lifeforce Records. Since being signed, the band has released two albums with Lifeforce, the first being For Whom the Gods Would Destroy. Jason Russo replaced vocalist Judah Nero in 2005. Shortly afterward the band went into the studio to record their second album with Lifeforce Records, Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight, with producer Doug White. The record was released in March 2006. Late 2008 Herod joined Dark Harvest Records. and began recording their label debut Curse of The King, and follow up Self Titled CDEP. The band is currently in the process of recording their 7th album to be released on Dark Harvest Records in 2015 and is planning a European tour in support of the album.

Herod (horse)

Herod (originally King Herod; April 1758 – 12 May 1780) was a Thoroughbred racehorse. He was one of the three foundation sires of the modern Thoroughbred racehorse, along with Matchem and Eclipse. Herod was the foundation sire responsible for keeping the Byerley Turk sire-line alive.