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The Book of Judith

The Book of Judith is included in the Septuagint (the Greek form of the Old Testament) and has been retained in Catholic and Orthodox Christian Bibles, but was eventually excluded from the Hebrew canon and assigned by Protestants to their apocrypha. The story relates how a Jewish widow, Judith, uses her beauty and charm to destroy an Assyrian general sent by the great Nabuchodonosor (425?338 BC) to lay waste to the Israelites. The name Judith is the feminine form of Judah. – Summary modified from wikipedia