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Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade$
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Virginia Lynn Moylan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035789

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035789.001.0001

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HEROD THE SUN-LIKE SPLENDOR

HEROD THE SUN-LIKE SPLENDOR

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Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade
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Virginia Lynn Moylan

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035789.003.0006

This chapter focuses on Hurston’s passionate obsession with and writings on the life of King Herod, the ruler of Judea from 40 B.C.E. to 4 B.C.E. and subject of her last novel. The myths and realities of Herod’s life and leadership and spectacular career are explored through an examination of Hurston’s research and revisionist manuscript, which challenges the biblical depiction of Herod as a tyrannical killer of infants.

Keywords:   Herod the Great, Flavius Josephus, History of the Jews, Judea, Jerusalem

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