This extraordinary book explores the personal history of Herod the Great. It considers Herod's life in the context of his relationship with the Jewish people and the Gospel account of Jesus Christ. A "great" man, Herod was a political genius who quickly turned the worst of situations into the greatest of opportunities. He rose above every situation that challenged him, even at his darkest hour. Nevertheless, Herod was beset with significant character flaws. His lust for power overwhelmed his sense of morality. Herod the Great measures the true nature of "greatness" upon the human psyche.