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Herod Antipas beheads John the Baptist
Herod Antipas beheaded John the Baptist because of his promise. John’s disciples buried the body.
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beheading
Beheading. Form of execution practiced in Bible times.See Criminal Law and Punishment.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beheading
BEHEADING Form of execution practiced in Bible times. See Criminal Law and Punishment.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Behead
Beheada method of taking away life practised among the Egyptians (Gen. 40:17–19). There are instances of this mode of punishment also among the Hebrews (2 Sam. 4:8; 20:21, 22; 2 Kings 10:6–8). It is also mentioned in the New Testament (Matt. 14:8–12; Acts 12:2).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Beheading
beheading. The OT records several instances of a man’s head being cut off after his death (1 Sam. 17:51; 2 Sam. 4:7, 12; 20:22; in the latter case it is not clear whether the victim was already dead before he was beheaded). The Greek verb for “behead” (apokephalizō G642) is used with reference to Herod
Key passages
Mt 14:9–12

And although the king was distressed, because of his oaths and his dinner guests he commanded the request to be granted. And he sent orders and had John beheaded in the prison, and his head was brought on a platter and given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother. And his …

Mk 6:26–29

And although he was deeply grieved, the king, because of his oaths and dinner guests, did not want to refuse her. And immediately the king sent an executioner and ordered him to bring his head. And he went and beheaded him in the prison. And he brought his head on a platter and …

Lk 9:9

And Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he was wanting to see him.