Thursday, 22 October 2015

22nd October - Mary Salome

Salome, disciple ... not to be confused with Salomé the daughter of Herodias, who demanded the head of John the Baptist.

Salome (lit peace) was a follower of Jesus who appears briefly in the canonical gospels but in more detail in apocryphal writings. She is sometimes identified as the wife of Zebedee, the mother of James and John, and sometimes as the sister of Mary, mother of Jesus. Salome is among the women who went to Jesus' tomb to anoint his body with spices.