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1. Possibly the wife of Zebedee and mother of James and John (Matt. 27: 56; cf. Matt. 20: 20), one of the women from Galilee who was present at the crucifixion (Mark 15: 40) and came to the tomb (Mark 16: 1) and received the message that Jesus had been raised.

2. Daughter of Herod (not Philip) and (Mark 6: 22, NRSV, marg.) of Herodias whose second marriage was to Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee (Mark 6: 17), who is therefore both uncle and stepfather to Salome. Her dancing pleased Herod, who promised he would give her anything she requested; prompted by her mother she asked for the head of John the Baptist (Mark 6: 24). Salome's name is not mentioned in the NT; she married Herod Philip, tetrarch of Trachinitis.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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