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Salome(səlō`mē), in the New Testament. 1 Daughter of Herod Philip and Herodias. She is generally supposed to be the daughter who danced to obtain the head of John the BaptistJohn the Baptist, Saint,
d. c.A.D. 28–A.D. 30, Jewish prophet, considered by Christians to be the forerunner of Jesus. He was the son of Zacharias and Elizabeth, who was also a kinswoman of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and his birth was miraculously foretold.
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dynasty reigning in Palestine at the time of Jesus. As a dynasty the Herods depended largely on the power of Rome. They are usually blamed for the state of virtual anarchy in Palestine at the beginning of the Christian era.
Antipater (fl. c.65 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. 2 One of the women who ministered to Jesus, who beheld his crucifixion, and who brought offerings to his tomb. Many identify her with the wife of ZebedeeZebedee
[Gr., for Zebadiah], in the New Testament, father of James and John. His wife Salome attended Jesus.
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seductive dancer who obtains head of John the Baptist as reward. [N.T.: Matthew 14:3, 11]
See: Beauty, Sensual
danced to obtain head of John the Baptist. [N.T.: Matthew 14:6–11]
beguilingly prompts decapitation of John the Baptist. [N.T.: Mark 6:22–28]
in her provocative Dance of the Seven Veils. [Aust. Opera: R. Strauss, Salome, Westerman, 417]
New Testament the daughter of Herodias, at whose instigation she beguiled Herod by her seductive dancing into giving her the head of John the Baptist