Decreed king of Judea by the Romans in 40 BC. Poorly accepted by the Jews because of his questionable heritage as a descendant of Esau and a native of Idumaea (Edom). Most infamous for trying to kill the infant Jesus by ordering the slaughter of all male babies under two years old in Bethlehem. Remembered for the brutality of his reign.

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Upcoming Tours

We would love to walk with you in the Holy Land. Here are upcoming opportunities:

Jun 28 — Jul 12, 2020
Out of Egypt, Into a Good Land
Led by George DeJong
Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
Led by George DeJong
Nov 14 — Nov 28, 2020
Egypt Nile River Cruise & Jordan Walking Tour
Led by George DeJong
Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
Led by George DeJong
Summer 2021
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
Led by George DeJong
Fall 2021
Through the Roof
Led by George DeJong