Known for his great building programs, including the rebuilding of the Temple (a sign of his desire for contentment), Herod the Great built his first of a series of palace fortresses three miles southeast of Jesus' birthplace in Bethlehem. Herod remained discontent. He killed his favorite of ten wives, three of his sons, and decreed to kill boys age two and younger after the Magi inquired about the birth of Jesus.

In the end, Herod died discontent.

Contrastingly, Jesus and His father Joseph were most likely stonemasons in Nazareth. They might have worked at a stone amphitheater in Sephora known as the "Ornament of Galilee," only three to four miles away from Herod's familiar grand structures.

Jesus died content, satisfied in the Restorer's peace, forgiving those who were crucifying him: "Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.' And they divided up his clothes by casting lots" (Luke 23:34).

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