This Week's Story

An Unplanned Execution

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A manipulating king is tricked by his wife into beheading John the Baptist, a great prophet.

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With fascination Herod Antipas watched his dancing stepdaughter. She whirled and her ribbons spun in shimmering colors. She stepped dramatically before him as her dance ended.  He leaned forward, “My beautiful Salome, your dance pleases me greatly.  Whatever you wish, I will give it to you, even to half of my kingdom.”

“Father, may I speak with Mother, before I answer you?”

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