Abdu'l-Bahá was born in 1844 in Tihran. He was the son of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Baha'I faith.
John the Baptist had admonished Herod for divorcing his wife, Phasaelis, and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I.
Herod was an important political figure in Judea, a part of the Roman Empire.
On Herod's birthday, Salome, the daughter of Herodias, danced before