one of the books of the Apocrypha, belongs to the earliest specimens of historical fiction. As to its authorship it belongs to the Maccabean period, B.C. 175-135, which it reflects not only in its general spirit, but even in its smaller traits.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Judith, The book of,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.