Salome is, IMO, wife of Zebedee, mother of James and John, and sister of Mary the mother of Jesus.
And you're entitled to your opinions, but please supply references.
I think you've confused your Johns? IMO Mary the mother of the John Mark of Scripture was a wealthy widow in Jerusalem. John Mark is not the John of the Gospels.
And you're entitled to think whatever you wish, but please supply references.
Thomas said........ A cousin, not a nephew. And because Jesus knew John and trusted him?
And that’s it you reckon.
Jesus then turned to her, who IMO was falsely accused of adultery because she had remarried while her first husband Joseph ben Jacob was still alive and asked, "Is there no one left to condemn you?" No one Lord she answered. "Well then," said Jesus, "I do not condemn you either. Go, but don’t sin again," and it was for this reason that the mother of Jesus chose to remain separate from her husband Cleophas and his children, Simeon, Judas, and James the younger: and this is the reason why, on the cross, Jesus entrusted his mother, "Mary the wife of Cleophas," into the care of his beloved disciple John.
Her husband Cleophas/Alpheaus/Joseph and his sons, James, Simeon and Jude, did not abandon Mary, but rather, it was she who abandoned them, in obedience to her firstborn.
Acts 1: 14; It was the custom of the disciples after the death of Jesus, to meet and worship with the mother and family of Jesus; [His sisters, his father Cleophas/Alpheaus/Joseph the son of Heli, his half brother Simeon, etc]. Then after Peter was miraculously released from prison, Peter ran straight to the house where he knew the faithful would be gathered in prayer for his safety, to the House of Mary the Mother of young John, who had been surnamed "MARK
," which, according to Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible, means, "Hammer, or the Hammerer," and John surnamed "Mark
," is associated with young John, who Jesus had surnamed "Man of Thunder." [Thor]
Well Salome is not an uncommon name.
'Philip of Bethsaida' is a name given to a disciple, and is not the Philip, son of Herod the Great.
Philip the son of Herod the Great is 'Philip the Tetrach' or 'Herod Philip II' – the builder of Caesarea Philippi. He and his wife Salome had no children.
Some sources say Salome was his niece. Others a different Salome, his half-sister. This would be the only known occurrence of the children of Herod the Great intermarrying. Marriage to 1st cousins and uncles, however, was relatively common.
It is disputed today, if there ever was a 'Herod Philip II,' many scholars today, are of the firm opinion that there was no Philip1, and Philip2, but only Philip the son of Herod who ruled from Bethsaida, but please supply evidence if you believe there was.
It was to Philip of Bethsaida that the Greeks came, when seeking an audience with Jesus. Herod’s descendants were not only the temporal rulers, but also the spiritual rulers of Palestine or parts thereof during the ministries of John the Baptist and Jesus.
According to the Encyclopedia Britt, ‘Philip of Bethsaida, the son of ‘Herod the Great’ was born in 20 BC of a young Jewess by the name of ‘Cleopatra’ (A Macedonian name) Philip [Philadelphus] the son of Cleopatra, married his niece Herodias the daughter of his half brother Aristobulus, one of two sons of Miriamne, who were murdered by Herod the Great.
After giving birth to Philips daughter, Herodias left Philip for his half brother Herod Antipas. the tetrarch of Galilee. The daughter of Philip and Herodias who is un-named was the one who danced for Herod and requested the head of John the Baptist who was continuously accusing Herod for sleeping with his brother’s wife.
In 34 AD, shortly after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Philip’s reign came to an abrupt end. Philip of Bethsaida simply vanishes from the pages of history, and in 36 AD, Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great and nephew of Philip and Antipas, received the tetrarch of the Macedonian district of Batanaera and Trachonitis to the east of the sea of Galilee, formerly held by his uncle Philip.
When Herod Antipas and Herodias tried to discredit Agrippa I, who was in favour with the Emperor Caligula, they themselves were banished, Antipas’ tetrarch passing on to Agrippa 1 in AD 39. Then in 41 AD and after the assassination of Caligula, Agrippa’s support for Claudius was rewarded with the government of Judea, which had, since the banishment of Herod Archelaus, been ruled by Roman procurators for about 30 years. It was this Herod who enjoyed the support and adoration of the Jewish authorities, who did all in his power to crush the infant Jewish Apostolic Church.
It was he who executed James, the son Zebedee whose mother, is believed to have been named Salome, a sister of Jesus, and a close friend of Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s minister of finances, who was one of the women who supported Jesus using their own resources. And Agrippa would have killed Peter also, had he have not escaped from prison. Agrippa’s sudden death in 44 AD is recorded in Acts 12: 21-23.
Bethsaida on the eastern side of the Jordan in the old Macedonian territory where it enters Lake Galilee, was the birth place of Peter and his brother Andrew, who were close friends of Philip, who with Andrew, were the two men to who John the Baptist pointed out Jesus, the son of Mary his cousin, as the one whom the ‘LIGHT of MAN
’ had chosen, as the man through who he would reveal himself to the world; the man that he had promised Moses that he would in the future, raise up from among the Israelites, the one who would come in the name of the Lord ‘I Am’
and speak to the people, only that which he was commanded to say by ‘I Am’
[The Son of Man
] and the Most High in the creation.