Who was Salome? Jewish Biography as History lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

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Briefly but notoriously mentioned in both Josephus and the Gospels, Salome was the granddaughter of King Herod who is best known for a salacious performance that resulted in the execution of John the Baptist. Who was Salome, and does her bit part play a significant role in the representation of Jews and Judaism in medieval Christian thought? Part of the Jewish Biography as History series by Dr. Henry Abramson at www.jewishhistorylectures.org.

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6 thoughts on “Who was Salome? Jewish Biography as History lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

  1. Thank you for introducing Salome.Is there any connection between the original Salome and Oscar Wilde character Salome?

  2. I would like to know more about the historical aspect of John the Baptist’s complaint– Herod and Herodias’ marriage was incestuous and therefore arayot. Was John trying to rally a crowd to stone them and, if so, how seriously would common people have taken John’s complaint about Herod’s sin vis a vis God’s wrath upon Israel?

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