Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Apocrypha Assessment: Judith 3 & 4

The people are so frightened they unconditionally surrender. Holofernes nevertheless destroys all shrines to all gods so that people will worship only Nebuchadnezzar. 

In Judea, they are also frightened. They close off the passes to the country from the coast. The high priest orders everyone to put on sackcloth (including the cattle!) and ashes and pray to God for protection. And God hears.

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