The Death of John

Reading Assignment:

Matthew 14:1-12
Mark 6:14-29
Luke 9:7-9

Did you understand what you read?

  1. Why had John been cast into prison?
  2. Did Herod want John put to death? Why didn’t he put John to death?
  3. While John was in prison, what did Herod and John do?
  4. What did Herod offer Herodias’ daughter after her dance? What does that indicate to you about Herod?
  5. What did Herodias’ daughter demand after being prompted by her mother? Why did this make Herod sad? Why did he do it anyway?
  6. Who did Herod think Jesus was?
  7. Why did Herod want to meet Jesus?

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