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(d. 1 BCE) King of Judea, husband of Mariamne. He killed all the Hasmoneans and seized the rule. Fearing that the rabbis would challenge his authority, he killed them all, leaving only Bava ben Buta. Later, out of remorse for his cruelty, he had the Holy Temple completely renovated. The new structure was magnificent.
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Entry for 'Herod'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/h/herod.html. 2012.