Herod the Great, one of the most famous builders of the biblical world, is a name well known to readers of the New Testament. Recently a team led by Ehud Netzer, a leading Israeli archaeologist of the Herodian period, discovered the tomb of Herod. Netzer here highlights Herod\'s involvement with and contributions to his building projects, which benefited from his analytical mind, imagination, and understanding of the building and planning process. The book presents a comprehensive synthesis of Herod\'s enterprises from architectural and archaeological viewpoints. Originally published in hardcover by Mohr Siebeck, it is now available in paper.
Ehud Netzer (1934-2010) was professor emeritus at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He initiated and directed excavations at several building projects of Herod the Great and authored the award-winning Masada, volume 3, The Buildings: Stratigraphy and Architecture. He received his PhD from Hebrew University.