morally reprehensible actions or objects
transparent purple variety of quartz
Roman province roughly located in modern-day Iraq
wide belts worn over the shoulder to support a sword worn on the hip
legendary serpent with deadly breath and glance
transparent glassy gemstone often occuring in pink, white, green, blue, or yellow
profane or irreligious action or speech
area in ancient Macedonia
vast inland territory, ruled by Rome, in what is now central Turkey
mythical monster having the head, arms, and torso of a human and the legs of a horse
greyish quartz often used for gemstones
citizens of Chaldea, a part of ancient Babylonia now located in modern-day Iraq.
brown or yellow-green gemstone
tree with distinctive scalelike leaves, common in the Mediterranean
island in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea
man-made compartmental structure used for housing birds
the land inhabited by the Edomites, people descended from the biblical figure Esau. Edom was located in a valley between what is now Israel and Jordan.
Latinized word for the name "Elijah," here referring to the most important prophet in Jewish tradition
area comprising one-third of what is now Israel
sick with gout, a disease that causes inflammation in the joints, particularly the hands and feet
colorful flower native to the Mediterranean region
merchants selling idols, objects of worship for the followers of various pagan religions
opaque quartz that is red, yellow, or brown
leather strap used to fasten a shoe or sandal
people infected with leprosy, a mildly contagious disease leading to deformity and paralysis of the extremities
large, swarming, grasshopper-like insects
region on the human body of the hips, groin, and lower abdomen
turban or headdress of a high priest
territory located on a mountainous strip of land between what is now Jordan and the Dead Sea. The Moabites were in conflict with the Israelite Jews.
bowl in which substances are ground with a tool called a pestle
flowered tree common in the Mediterranean
independent kingdom in the south of present-day Egypt
area of northern Africa on the border of modern-day Tunisia and Algeria. Numidia was under Roman rule.
minor deities in Greek and Roman mythology, often represented as beautiful wild women
gemstone that features bands of different colors
members of a political party and social movement that flourished among Jews in Salome's time
rough cloth often made out of camel's or goat's hair
political party that flourished among Jews in Salome's time and was the most vocal rival of the Pharisees
mountainous land along the Jordan river, now part of Israel and often referred to as the West Bank. Samaria was a part of Judea.
island in Greece on the North Aegean Sea
holy area of a temple that surrounds the altar
onyx with alternating brown and white bands
literary work or device in which something is attacked through irony, derision, or wit
chamber that serves as a grave
Greek and Roman name for northwestern China. It was an important source of silk.
cloth used to wrap the dead
Greek city-state (now a Turkish province) in Ionia on the Aegean Sea
Jesus Christ (in his own words)
followers of a school of philosophy originating in Greece but also popular in Rome, emphasizing detachment of emotions and self-control.
citizen of Syria, a country bordering Israel and Lebanon
a porch bordered by columns
a governor of one of four divisions of a country or province
likely Herod's Temple in Jerusalem, Herod the Great's reconstruction of the holy Second Temple that was desecrated by Roman forces
light-yellow variety of quartz
city in modern-day Lebanon