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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

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Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The wife of Zebedee, (Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40) and probably sister of Mary the mother of Jesus, to whom reference is made in (John 19:25) The only events recorded of Salome are that she preferred a request on behalf of her two sons for seats of honor in the kingdom of heaven, (Matthew 20:20) that she attended at the crucifixion of Jesus, (Mark 15:40) and that she visited his sepulchre. (Mark 16:1) She is mentioned by name on only the two latter occasions.
  2. The daughter of Herodias by her first husband, Herod Philip. (Matthew 14:6) She married in the first the tetrarch of Trachonitis her paternal uncle, sad secondly Aristobulus, the king of Chalcis.
ATS Bible Dictionary

Wife of Zebedee, mother of James the elder and John the evangelist, one of those holy women of Galilee who attended our Savior in his journeys and ministered to him, Mt 20...20-23. Her conception as to the true nature of Christ's kingdom were no doubt changed by his crucifixion, which she witnessed "afar off," and by his resurrection, of which she was early apprized by the angels at the tomb, Mark 15:40; 16:1. Some infer, from comparing Matthew 27:56 and John 19:25, that she was a sister of Mary the mother of Jesus.

Salome was also the name of the daughter of Herodias.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) The wife of Zebedee and mother of James and John (Matthew 27:56), and probably the sister of Mary, the mother of our Lord (John 19:25). She sought for her sons places of honour in Christ's kingdom (Matthew 20:20, 21; Comp. 19:28). She witnessed the crucifixion (Mark 15:40), and was present with the other women at the sepulchre (Matthew 27:56).

(2.) "The daughter of Herodias," not named in the New Testament. On the occasion of the birthday festival held by Herod Antipas, who had married her mother Herodias, in the fortress of Machaerus, she "came in and danced, and pleased Herod" (Mark 6:14-29). John the Baptist, at that time a prisoner in the dungeons underneath the castle, was at her request beheaded by order of Herod, and his head given to the damsel in a charger, "and the damsel gave it to her mother," whose revengeful spirit was thus gratified. "A luxurious feast of the period" (says Farrar, Life of Christ) "was not regarded as complete unless it closed with some gross pantomimic representation; and doubtless Herod had adopted the evil fashion of his day. But he had not anticipated for his guests the rare luxury of seeing a princess, his own niece, a grand-daughter of Herod the Great and of Mariamne, a descendant, therefore, of Simon the high priest and the great line of Maccabean princes, a princess who afterwards became the wife of a tetrarch [Philip, tetrarch of Trachonitis] and the mother of a king, honouring them by degrading herself into a scenic dancer."

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

sa-lo'-me (Salome):

(1) One of the holy women who companied with Jesus in Galilee, and ministered to Him (Mark 15:40, 41). She was present at the crucifixion (Mark 15:40), and was among those who came to the tomb of Jesus on the resurrection morning (Mark 16:1, 2). Comparison with Matthew 27:56 clearly identifies her with the wife of Zebedee. It is she, therefore, whose ambitious request for her sons James and John is recorded in Matthew 20:20-24 Mark 10:35-40. From John 19:25 many infer that she was a sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus (thus Meyer, Luthardt, Alford); others (as Godet) dispute the inference.

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

James Orr

4539. Salome -- Salome, the mother of the apostles James and John
... 4538, 4539. Salome. 4540 . Salome, the mother of the apostles James and
John. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Salome ...
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The Death of Salome. The Cities which Herod and Philip Built. ...
... CHAPTER 9. The Death Of Salome. The Cities Which Herod And Philip Built.
Pilate Occasions Disturbances. Tiberius Puts Agrippa Into ...
/.../chapter 9 the death of.htm

The Request of Salome. --The Ambition of the Disciples Rebuked. ...
Salome."The Ambition of the Disciples rebuked. (Matt., xx., 20-28; Mark, x., 35- ...
/.../section 238 the request of.htm

The Malice of Antipater and Doris. Alexander is Very Uneasy on ...
... Alexander Is Very Uneasy On Glaphyras Account. Herod Pardons Pheroras, Whom He
Suspected, And Salome Whom He Knew To Make Mischief Among Them. ...
/.../chapter 24 the malice of.htm

A Law of Herod's About, Thieves. Salome and Pheroras
... Salome And Pheroras. ... To Aristobulus he gave for a wife Bernice, Salome's daughter;
and to Alexander, Glaphyra, the daughter of Archelaus, king of Cappadocia. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 a law of.htm

How Antipater was Hated by all the Nation [Of the Jews] For
... He also hoped to gain the favor of Saturninus's brother with the large presents
he bestowed on him; as also he used the same art to [Salome] the king's sister ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how antipater was.htm

The Holy Women at the Sepulchre.
... Salome, who had brought more things than anyone else, was a rich lady, who lived
in Jerusalem, a relation of St. Joseph, but not the mother of John. ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter lxiv the holy women.htm

Antipater Becomes Intolerable. He is Sent to Rome, and Carries ...
... which account the king hated her to a great degree; yet although these women were
hated by him, they domineered over others: there was only Salome who opposed ...
/.../chapter 29 antipater becomes intolerable.htm

Chapter 3
... 1. But now the affairs in Herod's family were in more and more disorder, and became
more severe upon him, by the hatred of Salome to the young men [Alexander ...
// antiquities of the jews/chapter 3.htm

Archelaus Goes to Rome with a Great Number of his Kindred. He is ...
... his domestic affairs. Salome went also along with him with her sons, as
did also the king's brethren and sons-in-law. These, in ...
/.../chapter 2 archelaus goes to.htm

Herod by Caesars Direction Accuses his Sons at Eurytus. They are ...
... 1. Moreover, Salome exasperated Herod's cruelty against his sons; for Aristobulus
was desirous to bring her, who was his mother-in-law and his aunt, into the ...
/.../chapter 27 herod by caesars.htm

Salome (2 Occurrences)
...SALOME. sa-lo'-me (Salome): (1) One of the holy women who companied with Jesus in
Galilee, and ministered to Him (Mark 15:40, 41). ...Salome (2 Occurrences). ...
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Salo'me (2 Occurrences)
Salo'me. Salome, Salo'me. Salt . Multi-Version Concordance Salo'me (2 Occurrences).
Mark ... RSV). Salome, Salo'me. Salt . Reference Bible.
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Herodias (7 Occurrences)
... At Herod's birthday feast, Herodias induced her daughter Salome, whose dancing had
so charmed the tetrarch, to ask as her reward the head of John the Baptist ...
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Zebedee (11 Occurrences)
... A Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (qv), and the father of James and John,
two of our Lord's disciples (Matthew 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40). ...
/z/zebedee.htm - 11k

Sadducees (14 Occurrences)
... 2. Tendencies of Sadducees toward Hellenism as Causing Rise of Chacidhim 3. Favored
by Alexander Janneus: Put in the Background by Alexandra Salome 4. From a ...
/s/sadducees.htm - 31k

Magdalene (12 Occurrences)
... 15:40 There were also women watching from afar, among whom were both Mary Magdalene,
and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; (WEB KJV ...
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Mag'dalene (11 Occurrences)
... Mark 15:40 And there were also women afar off beholding, among whom was also Mary
the Magdalene, and Mary of James the less, and of Joses, and Salome, (See RSV ...
/m/mag'dalene.htm - 9k

Magdala (13 Occurrences)
... a party of women looking on from a distance; among them being both Mary of Magdala
and Mary the mother of James the Little and of Joses, and Salome-- (WEY DBY). ...
/m/magdala.htm - 11k

Herod (45 Occurrences)
... He is distinguished from another Philip called "the tetrarch." He lived at Rome
as a private person with his wife Herodias and his daughter Salome. ...
/h/herod.htm - 57k

... nor touch," and (1 Timothy 4:3) "forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain
from meats." The verses in Clement read as follows: "When Salome asked how long ...
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Bible Concordance
Salome (2 Occurrences)

Mark 15:40 There were also women watching from afar, among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

Mark 16:1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him.



Salome: Asks Jesus to Promote Her Sons

Salome: Mother of James and John

Salome: Present at the Crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth

Salome: Present at the Gravesite of Jesus

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