If you’re at all interested in learning more about Herod the Great, here are the best resources I uncovered during the fall of 2012.
Josephus: the Antiquities of the Jews (also, Jewish Wars), Flavius Josephus
The Jesus Discovery, DA Bradford
Herod: King of the Jews and friend of the Romans, Peter Richardson
The History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ, Geza Vermes
The New Testament and the People of God, NT Wright
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