In the Bible, Salome was a woman who danced for the head of John the Baptist. Another Salome that garners less attention was supposedly the wife of Zebedee and was a follower of Jesus. She was there at his crucifixion and at his tomb before the resurrection.Know More
The infamous Salome who demanded the head of John the Baptist lived around the first century A.D. Her mother, Herodias, held a grudge against John the Baptist because of the prophet's criticism of her morality. Salome was not only the daughter of Herodias, but of Herod Philip as well. The problem occurred when Herodias had an affair with her husband's brother Herod Antipas, the king. She divorced her husband for Herod, who was married at the same time to somebody else.
John the Baptist told Herod that his marriage to Herodias was neither lawful nor right. Herodias was unhappy with this indictment. As a result, Salome danced for her father-in-law Herod. Upon seeing her dance, he promised to give her anything she wanted. Influenced by her mother, she requested the head of John the Baptist on a charger. Although killing John the Baptist grieved him, Herod did as he promised and had the prophet beheaded.Learn more about The Bible
In the Bible, Jedidiah is an alternative name for Solomon. Solomon was the son of King David and his wife, Bath-sheba.Full Answer >
While cats are not mentioned as domestic animals in the Bible, there are references to them in the Bible. Probably the most infamous "cat" story in the Bible is that of Daniel in the lion's den.Full Answer >
While some events in the Bible may have archaeological support, many do not, and as a result, the Bible is generally not considered to be a true record of all historical events mentioned within its pages. The historical accuracy of the Bible is a controversial topic however, with proponents of both sides of the debate using archaeological discoveries to support and debunk various Bible accounts.Full Answer >
The word "firmament" that appears in the Bible is a reference to the expanse of heavens that are above the Earth. The word appears nine times in the Book of Genesis.Full Answer >