...imprisoned by King Herod. Died a victim of the vengeance of a jealous woman. Beheaded, and his head brought to her on a platter. Saint Jerome says Herodias kept the head for a long time after, occassionally stabbing the tongue with his dagger. Died beheaded c.30 at Machaerus; buried at Sebaste, Samaria....
posted on 08/01/2002 7:29:56 PM PDT
You're right. The story didn't say whether the head was on the shoulders or on the platter.
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