Thursday, March 29, 2007

Herod as Associated King

J. Gnilka Jesus of Nazareth: Message and History (Hendrickson, 1997) pg. 28 makes the following statement:

Herod’s political position in the power structure of the Roman Empire is designated by the title “Associated king and friend of the people of Rome” (rex socius et amicus populi Romani).

Gnilka however, provides no reference for this quote, and I'm wondering if someone in the Blogosphere can help me with a reference or even a clue. Is it referenced in the German edition: Jesus von Nazaret. Botschaft und Geschichte, (Verlag Herder, Freiburg, 1993)?
Any help would be much appreciated.

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