Judith: Maccabean Heroine
By James Trimm
The Apocryphal book of Judith is about a beautiful
and devout Jewish widow who saves her city from
an invading army. The Elders of her city decide
to surrender unless help arrives within fi ve days.
Judith leaves and enters the camp of the opposing
general. She beguiles him by her beauty but ultimately
returns to her city with his head in a bag.
This inspires her city to route the invading army.… Continue