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Encyclopedia > 40 BC

Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century

Decades: 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC - 40s BC - 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC 0s BC 10s BC

Years: 45 BC 44 BC 43 BC 42 BC 41 BC 40 BC 39 BC 38 BC 37 BC 36 BC 35 BC


  • Athenodorus a philosopher, encounters a ghost in Athens. This popular story is one of the first of the poltergeist stories in history.
  • Parthians conquer Jerusalem. Hyrcanus II is removed from power, while Mattathias Antigonus becomes king of Judea under Parthian rule. Herod flees Jerusalem to Rome. There he is titled king of Judaea by Mark Antony.



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Boston.com / Sports / Prep outruns BC High (654 words)
BC High (2-4) was forced to punt on its next possession, and McCarthy increased the lead for St. John's with a 25-yard touchdown run.
BC came out strong in the third quarter, forcing a three and out and scoring four plays later to cut the deficit to 11 points.
BC threatened a few minutes later, after a Prep fumble gave BC High possession at its 30.
Herod the Great: 37-4 BC (514 words)
In 42 BC Antony defeated Cassius and appointed Herod and his bother Phasael as tetrarchs of Judea.
In 40 BC, the Parthians invaded Palestine forcing Herod to flee to Masada, Petra, and finally to Rome where Antony, Octavius, and the Senate made him King of Judea.
According to Josephus, a notable Jewish historian, the most notable achievement of Herod was the building of the temple in Jerusalem, which was begun in 20/19 BC and finished in 63 AD, long after his death in 4 BC.
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