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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Women of the Bible - Herodias and Salome

 Herodias was the mother of Salome.  
She was also the grand-daughter of Herod, the Great.  She first married her father's brother (her uncle), Philip I, and they had one child.  Philip's half brother, Herod Antipas, wanted Herodias for his own wife, so he divorced his wife and married her while his brother was still alive.  Because John the Baptist was so very verbal, criticizing their immorality, Herodias plotted to kill him.  She had her daughter, Salome, gain Herod's favor by dancing seductively for him at a banquet.  Herod was so pleased with her dancing that he promised her anything that she wanted....so at the request of her mother, she asked for the head of John the Baptist on a platter.  Salome later married her Uncle Philip, then her cousin.

Conclusion:

The first thing that came to my mind when I read about these two women was the following quote:

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”

~~~Sir Walter Scott~~~ 


And also....

"Be sure your sin will find you out"


Until next week!!!


In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

3 comments:

  1. I totally had to get out a pen and paper and write up the family tree to keep it straight. WOW! Can you imagine the tabloids if that were to happen today???

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  2. She was a very busy woman...makes life confusing trying to keep that tangled web 'organized'...lol

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  3. I think of the scripture that states the condition of our own heart...one of fav books in the Bible...Jeremaiah 17:9 " For the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it".... Deb, one of my constant prayers is Father forgive me for my deceitful and wicked heart...for I know it not but Father you do ...save me from my deceitfulness and wickedness...."a daily prayer"..Enjoyed your post this a.m.....

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