I have heard that the name Salome, who was responsible for the beheading of John the Baptist, is in the Bible but I can’t find it.
Yes, the name Salome is in the Bible … but not that Salome.
The infamous Salome was the daughter of Herodias and stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, who ruled Galilee. She plotted with her mother, Herodias, to dance for her stepfather, Herod Antipas, gain his favor, and ask for John’s head. Herodias was the divorced wife of Philip, half brother of Antipas. Herod had imprisoned John for speaking out against this, but feared going further, since John had such a large following.
Herodias shared her husband’s hatred of John, but not his fear, so she put her daughter up to the scheme to get her weak husband to promise John’s death to his seductive stepdaughter. John was beheaded and his head put on display.
But there is a Salome mentioned in the Bible. She was with Jesus in Galilee (Mark 15:40-41) and was present at the crucifixion (Mark 15:40), and was at the tomb of Jesus on the resurrection morning (Mark 16:1-2). Matthew 27:56 identifies her as the wife of Zebedee and, thus, the mother of James and John, the “Sons of Thunder.”