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
A Bible concordance is a resource that takes words from the Bible and arranges them in a list, noting the meanings and contexts where they are used. Some concordances do this for every word that is not a conjunction or article, while others focus on unique or particularly relevant terms.Full Answer >
The earliest books of the Bible were written more than 1,000 years before the Koran, and the New Testament was completed at least five centuries earlier. The oldest books of the Bible were written between 1000 and 500 B.C.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 >
Jews and Christians believe that the ultimate author of the Bible is God, via more or less direct inspiration given to human writers. Who and how many people were involved in the writing of the Bible is a matter of both historical and religious debate.Full Answer >