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Salome is the daughter of Herodias who asked for the head of John the Baptist.


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Who was involved in Johns the Baptist's death?

King Herod, his brother's wife Herodias, and her daughter were involved in John the Baptist's death. Herodias' daughter performed a sensual dance to please King Herod, and he promised her anything that she wanted. She asked her mother what she should request, and Herodias told her daughter to ask for John the Baptist's head on a platter. Because King Herod gave his word, he was forced to give the daughter what she asked for, and the daughter took the head to Herodias.

In the Bible who performed the dance of the 7 veils?

Salome, who was Herodias' daughter.

Who asked for John the Baptist head?

The daughter of Herodias. Sources outside of the Bible indicate her name was Salome.

Who danced for the head of John the Baptist?

The daughter of Herodias. Sources outside of the Bible indicate her name was Salome.

Whose entrancing dance proved fatal for John the Baptist?

It was the daughter of Herodias(Matthew 14:6-11), most likely Salome.Herod Philip was the first husband of Herodias, before she divorced him to marry his half brother, Herod Antipas (Matthew 14:3, Mark 6:17, 18, Luke 3:19); something John the baptist condemned. To get back at John for denouncing the relationship, Herodias arranged a way to have him killed, using her daughter's seductive dance. The name of the daughter is not in the Bible account, but the writings of Josephus make clear that Philip and Herodias had a daughter, named Salome(Herodias' only daughter), so she is generally believed to be the dancer in question.(Matthew 14:1-13; Mark 6:17-29).

What family member of Herod wanted John the Baptist beheaded?

Herodias, the sister-in-law, then wife, of Herod.Mark 6:14-29 is the account in question. Herod married Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip (something that John spoke out against). Herodias then wanted John dead, so when her daughter (probably Solome) from her previous marriage, was asked to dance, Herodias asked her to request the head of John as payment.

Was King Herod married before he married Herodias?

Yes, Herod Antipas B.C. 4 - A.D. 39 was first married to the daughter of Aretas, an Arabian king of Petraea. Antipas was intrigued with Herodias, the wife of his half-brother, Philip I. Antipas and Herodias eloped and wed even though each were still married to their spouses.

When was Herodias Gardiner born?

Herodias Gardiner was born in 1623.

When did Herodias Gardiner die?

Herodias Gardiner died in 1674.

How did Herodias demanded head of John the Baptist die?

By getting her daughter Salome, to dance at Antipas' birthday, & then request St. John's head as a reward.

Who was Herodias?

Herodias was the wife of Philip; the brother of Herod. See Matthew 14:3.

What happened to John the baptist's head?

According to the story, after he was beheaded, John's head was put on a silver platter and given to Salome, daughter of Herodias. What happened to it after that is not recorded.

Who was the king who orderd John the Baptist beheading?

King Herod Antipas. But despite common thinking, it was his wife, "Herodias" who despised John. But the King respected John as a person and holy man, and would not harm him. Herodias used her daughter, Salome, to dance seductively for John, which raised in him an unnatural lust for Salome. Herodias told the King that John had sinned, and was not worth saving. Herod agreed, and had John executed.

Danced for king Herod to kill John the Baptist?

Herod's new wife that was his sister in law, Herodias' daughter (traditionally named Salome) danced before the king and his guests.

When and where did Saint John the Baptist die?

He died in approximately 30 AD, in Herod Antipas' dungeon. Herodias tricked Antipas into beheading him, by getting her daughter Salome to dance at his birthday.

Who was Salome who performed the dance of the seven veils the daughter of?

According to Josephus, Salome was the daughter of Philip and Herodias. Her dancing at Harod's birthday party got John the Baptizer beheaded. (Matthew 14:6-11; Mark 6:21-28

Who cut off johns head?

Herod Antipas was the ruler of the province where the baptist preached, and he preached fervently against Herod having taken his brothers wife, Herodias, for his own. Herodias became most upset in the ordeal and had St. John jailed, only later to have him beheaded by way of her daughter, whom Herod was infatuated with, and had promised anything if only she would dance for him. She then asked for, at the promting of her mother, the head of the baptist on a platter and delivered it to Herodias.

Who was Herodias in The Bible?

In the New Testament, Herodias had married Philip, the brother of King Herod Antipas. John the Baptist preached against this marriage which was incestuous according to Old Testament Law. Herod had John imprisoned but was afraid to execute the popular prophet. Herodias was furious that John had publicly condemned her and she "held it against him and wanted to kill him" (Mark 16:19). Her chance came when Herodias's daughter danced at a feast Herod gave, and the king effusively told the young woman to namer her own reward. When she looked to her mother for advice, Herodias told her to ask for the head of John the Baptist.

Who danced at King Herod's court?

This Herod was Herod Antipas, younger son of Herod the Great. Not a king, he was Tetrarch of Gallilee following his father's death. The daughter of Herodias danced in his court on the occasion of his birthday. Although she is not named, she is usually assumed to have been Salome. As a reward for her dancing, Herod promised her whatever she wished. Prompted by her mother, she asked for the head of John the Baptist. Reluctantly, Herod complied in order to save face in the presence of his court. Matthew 14:6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Mark 6:22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. References from King James Version

Who demanded the head of John the Baptist?

Herodias' daughter made the actual demand, but Herodias put her up to it. Mark 6:21-25 - Then an opportune day came when Herod on his birthday gave a feast for his nobles, the high officers, and the chief men of Galilee. And when Herodias' daughter herself came in and danced, and pleased Herod and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, "Ask me whatever you want, and I will give it to you." He also swore to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom." So she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist!" Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

Who murdered John the Baptist?

Herod the tetrarch. He promised the daughter of Herodias with an oath to give her anything she wanted after she had danced for him. She asked for John the Baptist's head in a charger(serving platter) which she got. Matthew 14:3-11

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