I’m trying to find out more about his lineage, particularly if he is the son of Salome or the son of Mary Magdalene, and if he is NOT the son of Mary Magdalene, then who is and what role did that man play?
I’ve heard that Mary Magdalene’s son was John the Baptist, and I’ve also heard that he’s not and that it was Elizabeth’s son who was John the Baptist.
I’ve done a little bit of digging in scripture and I think I’ve just ended up a confusing myself.
"Saint John the Divine as the son of Zebedee, and his mother’s name was Salome. [Matthew 4:21, 27:56; Mark 15:40, 16:1].
The reason I ask is that I was under the impression that John was Jesus’s cousin; but I don’t see where Salome is ever tied to the Virgin Mary.
Can someone help me out?