There are 4 thoughts on “The Dance of Reader and Text: Salomé, the Daughter of Jared, and the Regal Dance of Death”.

  1. That is a good point. Josephus’s account of the Herod Antipas household differs quite a bit from the gospel writers’ narrative. I do note on page 16 of this article the point you make about the origin of the name Salome.

  2. Alan,

    I always enjoy reading your thoughtful scholarship. Will we see these essays in book-form someday?

    • I have submitted all five of the chapters with an introduction and conclusion to a book publisher for publication. I would like to see the collected material in book form for the Book of Mormon curriculum turn in 2024. Thank you for your positive comments.

  3. Good article, but I would point out that there the Bible never names the daughter of Herodias who danced before Herod. Josephus tell us that Herodias did have a daughter named Salome, but she may well have had other daughters as well.

    I regard it as probable, but far from certain that the dancer in question was Salome.

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