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Who was Herodias' daughter, the one who was a dancer?


"But when Herod's birthday was celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod" (Matthew 14:6; see also Mark 6:22).

The daughter's name is not mentioned in the Bible, but we know from historical writings that her name was Salome. She was the daughter of Philip, a son of Herod the Great, and Herodias, who was a granddaughter of the same Herod the Great. See "The Death of John" for more details.


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Questions and Answers regarding the History and Geography of the Bible