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King Herod: A Persecuted Persecutor. A Case Study in by Aryeh Kasher,Karen Gold,Eliezer Witztum

By Aryeh Kasher,Karen Gold,Eliezer Witztum

The enigma of King Herod as a merciless bloodthirsty tyrant at the one hand, and an excellent builder at the different is mentioned in a scientific glossy ancient and mental learn. It seeks to solve the contradictory historical secret of the fellow and his deeds. After A. Schalit's König Herodes, this examine is a brand new entire, pioneering learn at the interesting character of Herod, additionally utilizing the insights of psychology. Herod's psychological kingdom reached an acute point, in keeping with the DSM-IV prognosis for "Paranoid character Disorder". He grew up with an ambiguous id and suffered from emotions of inferiority. Haunted by means of persecutory delusions, he carried out virtually any suspect of treason, together with his spouse and 3 sons. The Hebrew unique textual content used to be Winner of the Ya'acov Bahat Prize for Non-Fiction Hebrew Literature for 2006.

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