In this episode, distinguished historian Martin Goodman joins Bill and Cole Smead to discuss his latest work, “Herod the Great,” in which he documents the Jewish king’s ability to generate wealth through various means amid the Roman revolution. Goodman highlights Herod’s use of taxation, trade deals and construction projects to boost Judea’s economy and secure his political power while strengthening his ties with Rome.

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