Salome's Dance of the Seven Veils
Salome's True Story Synopsis
The story of Salome and her famous dance is a genuine biblical story.
Salome was the daughter of Queen Herodias and the stepdaughter of King Herod Antipas ruler of Galilee and Palestine.
It is mentioned in Josephus's Jewish Antiquities:
1)Book XVIII [Chapter 5,4 ]
And in scripture in Matthew of the New Testament:
2) Matthew [14:3-12] and Mark [6:17-29].
Salome is used as her mothers tool of vengeance against John the Baptist, whom John had condemned as an incestuous adulterer. John the Baptist was a Jewish preacher and baptizer. He was a precursor of Jesus Christ. At the birthday feast of King Herod,the king asks Salome to dance for him in exchange for anything she asks for and even presumably half his kingdom. Salome satisfies the king with her beauty and her presentation of her sensual dance. She then asks for the head of John the Baptist to please her mother.