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What were the dates of the period of public works?
28-14 BC
How did Herod butter up the Jews by beautifying the city of Jerusalem?
1. He built an amphitheater outside of Jerusalem
2. He began a beautification project on the temple built under Cyrus
What were some of the specifics of the temple beautification project?
1. Herod wanted to restore it to its splendor under Solomon
2. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the World
3. In 19 BC, 10,000 workers began and used 1,000 wagons
4. They worked around the worship services so that worship never stopped
5. It was completed in 64 AD, 6 years before Titus destroyed it
6. He expanded the size of the temple mount in the courtyards
What were the four principles from this period?
1. Herod sought to keep obedience through fear
2. Herod could be kind, fatherly, and caring
3. Herod showed tendencies of a Hellenistic king
4. Herod made a tremendous impression on Rome
How did Herod keep obedience through fear?
1. He was kind and father-like if he liked you
2. He was ruthless when he was crossed
How could Herod be kind, fatherly, and caring?
1. One time the crops failed so he reduced the taxes.
2. Rome still wanted their tax, so Herod paid out of his own pocket
3. Another time there was a terrible drought so Herod sold items from his palace in order to buy seed for farmers
How did Herod show tendencies of a Hellenistic king?
1. He allowed no criticism of himself among public meetings
2. He captured and tortured anyone who spoke poorly about the king
3. Sometimes he dressed as a peasant to mingle and hear what people said about him