Salome comes from an Aramaic name based on the Hebrew shalom meaning "peace." The traditional depiction of Salome being the one who danced for King Herod and was rewarded with the head of John the Baptist is based on Flavius Josephus's Jewish Antiquities and not on the Bible. In the New Testament, the name of the dancer is not mentioned. The only Salome mentioned by name in the Bible is one who comes in later on, and is a Disciple of Jesus.

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