|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A method of taking away life practised among the Egyptians (Genesis 40:17-19). There are instances of this mode of punishment also among the Hebrews (2 Samuel 4:8; 20:21, 22; 2 Kings 10:6-8). It is also mentioned in the New Testament (Matthew 14:8-12; Acts 12:2).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
(v. t.) To sever the head from; to take off the head of.
Behead (2 Occurrences)
Mark 6:16 But Herod, when he heard this, said, "This is John, whom I beheaded. He has risen from the dead." (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 9:9 Herod said, "John I beheaded, but who is this, about whom I hear such things?" He sought to see him. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)