The Protestant Bible has 66 books. The Catholic Bible has 73, and the Orthodox have 80. How do those “extra” books fit into the chronological timeline of the Bible? Continue reading “The Chronology of the Deuterocanonical Books”
Judith was a righteous Jewish woman and a widow. She fasts continually. She singlehandedly routes the entire army of evil Nebuchadnezzar and saves her city. Continue reading “Judith fasts continually”
Judith leads the nation in a song of praise. They celebrate for three months. Judith is lauded as a hero of the faith. Israel remains safe for a long time.
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The Assyrian soldiers are overcome with dread and flee for their lives. Tiny Israel annihilates them. Judith receives full credit for the victory.
Continue reading “Judith chapter 15”
Judith counsels the elders to win against Assyria. Achior becomes a Jew. The Assyrians discover Holofernes headless on the ground. They panic.
Continue reading “Judith chapter 14”
The private banquet ends. Judith is alone with Holofernes. She grabs his sword and assassinates him. Then she returns to Bethulia. Everyone is amazed.
Continue reading “Judith chapter 13”
While waiting for the right moment, Judith fasts and prays and keeps kosher. Finally, Holofernes invites her to a private banquet. He gets extremely drunk.
Continue reading “Judith chapter 12”
Judith explains to Holofernes that her own people had sinned and lost the favor of God. But she still serves the God of heaven day and night.
Continue reading “Judith chapter 11”
Judith springs into action. She and her servant depart their city for the enemy stronghold. She allows herself to be captured and brought to Holofernes.
Continue reading “Judith chapter 10”
Judith prepares for her mission to save her nation. She prostrates herself and prays. She is on fire for the LORD and is a real prayer warrior. Continue reading “Judith chapter 9”