Herodias and Salome:

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The beheading of John the Baptist

Herodias with the head of John the BaptistHerodias and Salome brought the head of John the Baptist:

Matthew 14, 1-10: "For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.





Herodias bring the head of John the BaptistBut when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded [it] to be given [her]. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison."

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