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)
This book tells the story of Judith, a beautiful and courageous Israelite widow who had faith in God and obeyed the Law of Moses. When the Assyrian general Holofernes cut off the water supply to the town where Judith lived and the town leaders were ready to surrender to the Assyrians, Judith came up with a bold plan to rescue her people.
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