Women of the Word: Herodias’ Daughter

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Matthew and Mark tell us in their Gospel accounts (Matthew 14:6-11; Mark 6:22-28) of Herodias’ daughter who, according to the historian Josephus, was called Salome. If you’re not familiar with Salome’s momma, you can read our post on her here. Besides having a long history of royal murder and madness, the Herod family was all sorts of mixed up. According to GotQuestions.org:

Herod Antipas (the “King Herod” of Mark 6:14) had divorced his wife and married Herodias, who was the wife of his half-brother Philip (Mark 6:17). However, Herodias herself was the daughter of another of Herod’s half-brothers, Aristobulus, making her not only the wife but the niece of both Philip and Herod—and a sister-in-law of Herod. Salome was Herodias’s daughter through Philip. Thus, Salome was the daughter (and grandniece) of Philip and the step-daughter (and grandniece by marriage) of Herod; she was also both daughter and grandniece to her own mother. Continue reading

Women of the Word (Recap 6)

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When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.

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The Virtuous Girls E-Zine – FALL 2014

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The October-December Fall 2014 Edition of the Virtuous Girls E-Zine is out!

SECTIONS INCLUDE:

FABULOUS FAITH

  • Read about our Featured Woman of the Word: Salome
  • Ideas: 5 Ways to Spend More Time With God
  • Feeling Overwhelmed? 9 Bible Verses to Lift You via @projectinspired
  • How to Stay True to Your Christian Convictions by @TMGaouette
  • Devotional: I Will Carry You

GANG UP FOR GOOD

  • Mean Stinks (@meanstinks): Let’s End Bullying Together
  • The KIND Campaign (@kindcampaign)
  • What to Do If You Are Bullied…
  • What to Do If You Are the Bully…
  • Be a Part of G.A.B. Girls

CODE GIRL

  • Made With Code (@madewithcode): You Can Create the World You Want to See
  • Tech Leaders Speak Out: Marissa Ann Mayer (@marissamayer) and Sheryl Kara Sandberg (@sherylsandberg)
  • 3 Wonderful Women of Tech
  • Here from a Girl Who Codes: Julia’s Story
  • Become a Girl Who Codes (@GirlsWhoCode)

MARVELOUS MISS

  • Meet Alex and Iris Davies: Sisters on a Mission to End Child Slavery and Exploitation (@itsAlexRenee)
  • Meet Alanna J. Wall: Founder of “Polished Girlz” (@polishedgirlz)
  • Meet Jen Ledger: Drummer, Backing Vocalist for Skillet (@JenLedger)
  • Meet Brelyn Freeman: Breezy’z Boutique Founder, Encouraging Women to Love God, Themselves, and Others (@BreFree)
  • Meet The Sledge Grits Band: 4 Sisters Who Rock (@sledgegritsband)

BOOKS & MUSIC

Check out all this and more inside HERE!

Women of the Word: Salome

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Salome was a part of the blessed group of women (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, etc.) who followed Jesus the Christ while He was on earth and ministered to Him. They were present throughout Christ’s years of ministry. These women were also present at His brutal crucifixion, His burial, and right after His resurrection. Salome is mentioned in 15:40-41 and 16:1 of the Gospel of Mark. She was one of the first to hear the glorious news, “He is risen! He is not here!” Salome’s part in the Bible may be small, but she has some significant things to teach us.

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Women of the Word (Recap 5)

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When God created woman, He made a very special creation. He made us beautiful and unique. He made us strong and resilient, gutsy and spirited, sassy and sweet. And He loves us. God really, really loves His girls. And the Bible is filled with many women – some good, some bad – all of who God made, who God loved, and who we can learn many lessons from.

So far in our Women of the Word series, we have looked at 50 different figures in the Bible, who all have something to teach us (drum roll, please). Here is our fifth series recap:

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Women of the Word: Salome, mother of the sons of Zebedee

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James and John were brothers who were also disciples of Christ while He was here on earth. They had good character qualities which included loyalty, faithfulness, and zeal for the kingdom of God. After Jesus’ ascension, the Zebedee brothers, both preached the Gospel. James became the first apostle to die for Christ. Legend has it that John was thrown into boiling oil, but survived and lived to write the book of Revelation on the island of Patmos.

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