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Herodias

[huh-roh-dee-uh s] /həˈroʊ di əs/
noun
1.
the second wife of Herod Antipas and the mother of Salome: she told Salome to ask Herod for the head of John the Baptist.
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Herodias

/hɛˈrəʊdɪˌæs/
noun
1.
?14 bc–?40 ad, niece and wife of Herod Antipas and mother of Salome, whom she persuaded to ask for the head of John the Baptist. Her ambition led to the banishment of her husband
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Herodias in the Bible

(Matt. 14:3-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19), the daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice. While residing at Rome with her husband Herod Philip I. and her daughter, Herod Antipas fell in with her during one of his journeys to that city. She consented to leave her husband and become his wife. Some time after, Herod met John the Baptist, who boldly declared the marriage to be unlawful. For this he was "cast into prison," in the castle probably of Machaerus (q.v.), and was there subsequently beheaded.

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