I’ve always been blessed by the ministry of teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan. Here’s an old clip (not so good quality, but great content!) about the land of Israel and politics at the time of Jesus’ birth.
Learn about Herod, his building ventures, and his rule of ancient Palestine. Its ruins will astound you with their sheer magnitude. Ray Vander Laan weaves the archaeological evidence with biblical teachings and the historical record to contrast two kings: Herod and Jesus.