This article contains a free Women of the Bible Study resource on the subject of Salome. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous woman of the Bible for bible study. There is also reference to where Salome is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Salome?
The definition and outline of Salome is as follows: According to the Old Testament she was the daughter of Herodias and stepdaughter of Herod Philip I. She beguiled Herod Philip with her dancing and asked for the head of John the Baptist because he had declared the marriage between her mother and Herod Philip as unlawful.
Salome Bible Story
Biography, Facts and Information about Salome
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Salome: "The daughter of Herodias," not named in the New Testament. On the occasion of the birthday festival held by Herod Antipas, who had married her mother Herodias, in the fortress of Machaerus, she "came in and danced, and pleased Herod" (Mark 6:14-29). John the Baptist, at that time a prisoner in the dungeons underneath the castle, was at her request beheaded by order of Herod, and his head given to the damsel in a charger, "and the damsel gave it to her mother," whose revengeful spirit was thus gratified. "A luxurious feast of the period" (says Farrar, Life of Christ) "was not regarded as complete unless it closed with some gross pantomimic representation; and doubtless Herod had adopted the evil fashion of his day. But he had not anticipated for his guests the rare luxury of seeing a princess, his own niece, a grand-daughter of Herod the Great and of Mariamne, a descendant, therefore, of Simon the high priest and the great line of Maccabean princes, a princess who afterwards became the wife of a tetrarch [Philip, tetrarch of Trachonitis] and the mother of a king, honouring them by degrading herself into a scenic dancer."
We have selected Salome as one of the most important women from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous woman. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Salome - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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