Free Online Bible Library | Salome

We also have classes for: provides a comprehensive biblical education from world-class professors
to encourage spiritual growth in the church, for free.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce



SALOME (sa-lō'mē, Gr. Salōmē, fem. of Solomon)

The wife of Zebedee, and mother of James and John (cf. Matt.27.56 with Mark.15.40; Mark.16.1). She was one of the women who accompanied Jesus in Galilee to care for his needs (Mark.15.40-Mark.15.41). She was present at the crucifixion of Jesus and was among those who at Easter morning came to the tomb to anoint the dead body of their Lord (Mark.16.1).The daughter of Herodias, and the grandniece of Herod Antipas. Her dancing before Herod pleased him so much that as a reward she was given the head of John the Baptist (Matt.14.3-Matt.14.11; Mark.6.17-Mark.6.28). Her name is not given in the Gospels (but see Josephus, Antiq. 17.5.4).

2. The daughter of Herodias and Herod Philip (Jos. Antiq. xviii. 5. 4), but unnamed in the gospels. Because her dancing before Herod Antipas, her father’s half-brother, pleased him so much, he promised to grant her whatever request she might make. Prompted by her mother, she asked for the head of John the Baptist who had rebuked the subsequent marriage of Herodias and Antipas (Matt 14:3-11; Mark 6:16-28). Salome became wife first to her uncle Philip, tetrarch of Trachonitis (Luke 3:1) and then to her cousin Aristobulus, son of Herod, king of Chalcis.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(2) Salome was the name of the daughter of Herodias who danced before Herod, and obtained as reward the head of John the Baptist (Mt 14:3-11; Mr 6:17-28; compare Josephus, Ant, XVIII, v, 4). She is not named in the Gospels.

Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,100 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.