Head on a Platter

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Which girl in the Bible requested “the head of John the Baptist on a platter”?

A. Jephthah’s daughter
B. The daughter of Herodias
C. Aaron’s sister
D. She requested what?!?

“Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.” And he promised her with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?” “The head of John the Baptist,” she answered. At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”” Mark 6:21-25 (NIV)  
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