• His stepdaughter (Salame) pleased him with her erotic dance so much he promised her, in front of witnesses, to give her anything she asked - up to even half his Kingdom if she wanted it. Salame asked her mother (Herod's unbiblical wife) what she should request. She hated John for proclaiming her marriage immoral so she instructed her to demand his head be presented to her on a silver platter.
      Not sure how erotic the dance was. Bible-based movies tend to be very..."free", and usually considerably more vulgar, with their interpretation of Biblical events. In any event: the Bible certainly gives no indication that the dance of Salome was erotic. It only informs us that the dance pleased Herod and his guests.
    • Thinker
      Nude dancing was very common and expected of the host for thousands of years.
  • Your guess is as good as mine, probably the masses threatened him?
    • Linda Joy
      Anoname got it right.
  • He wanted to join IS.
    • Ice man
      He should have joined ISN'T instead.
    • Vittorio 'Sam' Manunta-Lowell
      Good grief - idiots all over AB
    • Ice man
      Go back to your crack pipe 'Sam', and leave the humor to those who actually have a sense of humor. .
    • Linda Joy
      Lol Anoname got it right.
  • Because CPAP hadn't been invented yet, and John's loud snoring kept Herod awake all night ... causing extreme bitchiness. Don't tell me ... let me guess ... "Nope! Guess again." ...Right? : )
    • Linda Joy
      Nope ! I don't say guess again if someone already got it right. :-) Anoname got it right. But your answer was very imaginative!
  • maybe he thought he was supposed to do that
  • not sure why

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