Saturday, March 30, 2019

On Judith

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Meet the Biblical heroine who beheaded a Babylonian to save her people. Using her brains and looks, the widow Judith infiltrated Nebuchadrezzars's army and slayed its commander, Holofernes (JEAN-PIERRE ISBOUTS).

Good summary of the story, but "slayed?" Really? It's come to this?

Another recent post on Judith is here. For many other posts, see the archives. Cross-file under Old Testament Apocrypha Watch.

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