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sa - lō´mḗ ( Σαλώμη , Salṓmē ):

(1) One of the holy women who companied with Jesus in Galilee, and ministered to Him (Mark 15:40 , Mark 15:41 ). 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 , Mark 16:2 ). 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.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Salome'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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