|Statement||by John Connell [pseud.]|
|LC Classifications||D766.7.P3 R6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||195|
|LC Control Number||47020927|
Silver’s book chronicles the muscular rise of the House of Herod and the ultimate fall into weakness and debauchery of the inheritors of the dynasty. For the first time in a single book a reader can follow the Herods as they interact with each other, with the Romans and with the nascent Christian Message that would eclipse them all.5/5(1). Herod's Gate (also known as Bab al-Zahira or the Gate of Flowers), which appears in the title of the book, is the place from where one can look right inside the compound of the Indian hospice. It was a witness to the visit of Sufi saint, Sheikh Farid, who fasted and meditated there for 40 days in a dark room more than years ago. The Azarah, the sacred area of the complex, was made up of the Temple House, Priest court, Men's court, and the inner gates. The Chanuyos, Herod's Royal Stoa, was the court along the southern wall, much like a modern mall. Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews: Book 8 - Chapter 3 Verse 9. Herod introduced numerous architectural innovations and construction techniques in his buildings, such as the domes inside the Double Gate to the Temple Mount. He adapted the mikveh —a Jewish ritual bath—for use as the frigidarium in the Roman-style bathhouses in his many palaces.
Although Solomon’s Temple was an imposing building in the age of the kings of Judah, in Herod’s day, years later, its dimensions were closer to those of a standard house. One could try to improve the appearance of the Temple—plate it in gold and precious stones or otherwise adom it in splendor—and that was indeed done; but it had to. This is nearly the last time we hear of Peter in the Book of Acts, even though he carries on with the work that His Lord and Master called him to do. Peter wrote letters called 1 and 2 Peter. John’s brother James had just been martyred by Herod Agrippa 1, the same man who put Peter into prison. At the site of ancient Caesarea Herod built an amphitheater, a citadel, a palace, a hippodrome, city walls and gates, paved squares with huge statues, and other marvels of Graeco-Roman civilization. It was here in Caesarea where the prefect Pontius Pilate lived, the foundation of his house was on a rock in the middle of the harbor and is still there to this day. Unlike other previous kings of Israel, the Herods were appointed by the Roman emperors and the senate. The first of the Herods is often known as “Herod the Great” and is the one who sought to kill Jesus in Matthew 2 by slaughtering all the infant boys. This Herod also tried to enlist the wise men to reveal the whereabouts of the baby Jesus.
Ashlar Stones of Herod's Building Projects. Herod the Great was king in Jerusalem under the Roman Empire from 37 to 4 BC. Herod’s colorful career was highlighted by the wide range of buildings he constructed in Jerusalem for a variety of reasons. Names. Herod's Gate is the Christian name of the gate. In Luke Jesus is sent by Pontius Pilate to Herod Antipas, and a Christian tradition identifies the site of nearby Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicodemus with the palace of Herod Antipas. The current church is built on top of a ruined Crusader church and is called in Arabic Deir al-'Adas, "the monastery of the lentils", based on another Coordinates: 31°46′″N 35°14′″E / . Although it’s also known as “Herod’s Gate,” there was no gate there when Herod the Great was king, although Herod Antipas had a home nearby. Damascus Gate: The center of the north wall. The busiest gate on weekends as shoppers come into Jerusalem. New Gate: The northwest corner of the Old City. The current New Gate was made in when. The Gate House cannot be more than a limp 3-star rating for me and 2 stars of that rating is simply because the book was written by DeMille. This is a sequel to The Gold Coast. John and Susan Sutter return and decide to work through all the problems that tore them up 10 years earlier/5(K).