There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Among them:
The main thing to avoid when you read the bible is “shaking your head”. Why? Because you will end up with a stiffed neck. The following are basic answers found in the bible, all you have to do is choose which answer you like best.
Did Herod want to kill John the Baptist?
–Yes Matthew 14:5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
–No. It was Herodias, Herod’s wife and sister-in-law, who wanted to kill him. But Herod knew that he was a righteous man and kept him safe Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.