Judith

Judith [N] [H] [S]

Jewess, the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and one of Esau's wives ( Genesis 26:34 ), elsewhere called Aholibamah ( 36:2-14 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Judith". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Judith [N] [E] [S]

same as Judah
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Judith'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Judith [N] [E] [H]

(Jewess , or praised ).

  1. The daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and wife of Esau. ( Genesis 26:34 ) (B.C. 1797.)
  2. The heroine of the apocryphal book which bears her name, who appears as an ideal type of piety, Judith 8:6, beauty, ch. 11:21, courage and chastity. ch. 16:22 ff.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Judith'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

JUDITH

joo'-dith (for etymology, see next article):

(1) A wife of Esau, daughter of Beeri the Hittite (Genesis 26:34).

(2) The heroine of the Book of Judith in Apocrypha--a pious, wealthy, courageous, and patriotic widow who delivered Jerusalem and her countrymen from the assault of Holofernes, the general of Nebuchadnezzar who had arranged the expedition which aimed at making Nebuchadnezzar the object of universal human worship.

The 8th and following chapters of the book describe her actions which resulted in the cutting off of the head of Holofernes, the rout of the Assyrian army, and the deliverance of the Jews.

See JUDITH, BOOK OF.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JUDITH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.