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Herodias’s daughter dances for Herod
Herodias’s daughter danced for Herod on his birthday, and he offered her anything she asked. She asked for John the Baptist’s head.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Salome (Person)
SALOME (PERSON) [Gk Salōmē (Σαλωμη)]. 1. One of Jesus’ female followers in Galilee who traveled with him to Jerusalem and witnessed his death and the events that followed (Mark 15:40; 16:1). It is possible that she was the mother of the Zebedees (Matt 27:56). If so, then Matthew tells us that she was
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Salome
Salome. Name deriving from the Hebrew greeting salom (peace), with the additional letter being a Greek suffix.1. Woman who followed Jesus and was perhaps Mary’s sister and the mother of James and John. In Mark 15:40, the evangelist describes the women who stood at the foot of the cross, and names three
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Salome
SALOME Name deriving from the Hebrew greeting shalom (peace), with the additional letter being a Greek suffix.1. Woman who followed Jesus and was perhaps Mary’s sister and the mother of James and John. In Mark 15:40, the evangelist describes the women who stood at the foot of the cross, and names three
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Salome
Salome (suh-loh´mee).1 The daughter of Herodias who is mentioned, but not named, in the Gospels (Matt. 14:3–11; Mark 6:17–28). She danced at a banquet given by her uncle and stepfather Herod Antipas, who was so pleased that he offered to give her anything she desired. At the instigation of her mother,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Salome
SALOME1. One of the women who followed Jesus from Galilee, and who stood afar off witnessing His crucifixion (Mk 15:40–41). She came with other women on the morning of the resurrection to anoint Jesus’ body with spices (Mk 16:1). She was probably the wife of Zebedee and the mother of James and John
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Salome
SALOME (Heb. šālôm, ‘peace’, with Gk. suffix). 1. According to Mk. 15:40 and 16:1, of three women who saw the crucifixion and went to the tomb on Easter morning two were called Mary and one Salome. Mt. 27:56 names two women called Mary, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee, who is probably to be
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Salome
Salome (Gk. Saɩ̂mē)1. Sister of Herod, daughter of Antipater and Cypros.See Herod (Family) 5.2. Daughter of Herod (Philip? not the Tetrarch) and Herodias, granddaughter of Herod and Mariamme II.See Herod (Family) 12.3. A follower of Jesus, who ministered to him in Galilee and traveled with him
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Salome
SALOME The name of two women in the New Testament.1. The mother of the apostles James and John, sons of Zebedee (cf. Mark 15:40 with Matt 27:56). Having become a disciple of Jesus in Galilee, Salome went with him to Jerusalem, stood by the Cross, and participated in his burial (Mark 15:40; 16:1). On
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Salome
Salome. (1) A woman who followed Jesus to Jerusalem, Mk. 15:40; 16:1. Matthew (27:56) appears to identify her with the mother of St *James and St *John, the sons of Zebedee (Mt. 27:56; cf. Mk. 15:40). She is sometimes also identified with the sister of the BVM (Jn. 19:25). See marys in the nt (4).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Salome
Salo´me (peaceful).1. The wife of Zebedee, Matt. 27:56; Mark 15:40, and probably sister of Mary the mother of Jesus, to whom reference is made in John 19:25. The only events recorded of Salome are that she preferred a request on behalf of her two sons for seats of honor in the kingdom of heaven, Matt.
Key passages
Mt 14:6–8

But when Herod’s birthday celebration took place, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst of them and pleased Herod. Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. And coached by her mother, she said, “Give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter!”

Mk 6:21–25

And a suitable day came when Herod, on his birthday, gave a banquet for his courtiers and military tribunes and the most prominent men of Galilee. And when the daughter of Herodias herself came in and danced and pleased Herod and his dinner guests, the king said to the girl, “Ask me for …