The book of Judith depicts a time when the Jewish nation was about to be crushed by an enemy army. Judith, the heroine of the story, is a deeply religious widow who observes all the requirements of the Law of Moses. She depends on God to help her complete the dramatic rescue of the nation by killing Holofernes.
Outline of Contents
The Jews are threatened with destruction 1.1—7.32
Judith saves the nation 8.1—14.19
The Jews are victorious 15.1—16.25