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Septuagint, Judith, 11.9

nanNow as for the things Achior said in your council, we have heard his words, for the men of Bethulia spared him and he told them all he had said to you.

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1. Septuagint, 1 Maccabees, 12.6, 14.28 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

12.6. Jonathan the high priest, the senate of the nation, the priests, and the rest of the Jewish people to their brethren the Spartans, greeting. 14.28. in Asaramel, in the great assembly of the priests and the people and the rulers of the nation and the elders of the country, the following was proclaimed to us:
2. Septuagint, 2 Maccabees, 1.10, 4.44, 11.27, 13.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.10. Those in Jerusalem and those in Judea and the senate and Judas,To Aristobulus, who is of the family of the anointed priests, teacher of Ptolemy the king, and to the Jews in Egypt,Greeting, and good health.' 4.44. When the king came to Tyre, three men sent by the senate presented the case before him.' 11.27. To the nation the king's letter was as follows:'King Antiochus to the senate of the Jews and to the other Jews, greeting.' 13.13. After consulting privately with the elders, he determined to march out and decide the matter by the help of God before the king's army could enter Judea and get possession of the city.'
3. Septuagint, Judith, 2.1, 2.4, 4.1-4.3, 6.16-6.17, 10.1-10.11, 10.13-10.14, 10.18-10.19, 10.21-10.23, 11.11, 11.13-11.14, 11.16-11.17, 11.19, 12.1-12.4, 12.7-12.10, 12.15-12.20, 13.1-13.10 (2nd cent. BCE - 0th cent. CE)

2.1. In the eighteenth year, on the twenty-second day of the first month, there was talk in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar king of the Assyrians about carrying out his revenge on the whole region, just as he said. 2.4. When he had finished setting forth his plan, Nebuchadnezzar king of the Assyrians called Holofernes, the chief general of his army, second only to himself, and said to him 4.1. By this time the people of Israel living in Judea heard of everything that Holofernes, the general of Nebuchadnezzar the king of the Assyrians, had done to the nations, and how he had plundered and destroyed all their temples; 4.2. they were therefore very greatly terrified at his approach, and were alarmed both for Jerusalem and for the temple of the Lord their God. 4.3. For they had only recently returned from the captivity, and all the people of Judea were newly gathered together, and the sacred vessels and the altar and the temple had been consecrated after their profanation. 6.16. They called together all the elders of the city, and all their young men and their women ran to the assembly; and they set Achior in the midst of all their people, and Uzziah asked him what had happened. 6.17. He answered and told them what had taken place at the council of Holofernes, and all that he had said in the presence of the Assyrian leaders, and all that Holofernes had said so boastfully against the house of Israel. 10.1. When Judith had ceased crying out to the God of Israel, and had ended all these words 10.2. she rose from where she lay prostrate and called her maid and went down into the house where she lived on sabbaths and on her feast days; 10.3. and she removed the sackcloth which she had been wearing, and took off her widow's garments, and bathed her body with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and combed her hair and put on a tiara, and arrayed herself in her gayest apparel, which she used to wear while her husband Manasseh was living. 10.4. And she put sandals on her feet, and put on her anklets and bracelets and rings, and her earrings and all her ornaments, and made herself very beautiful, to entice the eyes of all men who might see her. 10.5. And she gave her maid a bottle of wine and a flask of oil, and filled a bag with parched grain and a cake of dried fruit and fine bread; and she wrapped up all her vessels and gave them to her to carry. 10.6. Then they went out to the city gate of Bethulia, and found Uzziah standing there with the elders of the city, Chabris and Charmis. 10.7. When they saw her, and noted how her face was altered and her clothing changed, they greatly admired her beauty, and said to her 10.8. May the God of our fathers grant you favor and fulfil your plans, that the people of Israel may glory and Jerusalem may be exalted." And she worshiped God. 10.9. Then she said to them, "Order the gate of the city to be opened for me, and I will go out and accomplish the things about which you spoke with me." So they ordered the young men to open the gate for her, as she had said. 10.10. When they had done this, Judith went out, she and her maid with her; and the men of the city watched her until she had gone down the mountain and passed through the valley and they could no longer see her. 10.11. The women went straight on through the valley; and an Assyrian patrol met her 10.13. I am on my way to the presence of Holofernes the commander of your army, to give him a true report; and I will show him a way by which he can go and capture all the hill country without losing one of his men, captured or slain. 10.14. When the men heard her words, and observed her face -- she was in their eyes marvelously beautiful -- they said to her 10.18. There was great excitement in the whole camp, for her arrival was reported from tent to tent, and they came and stood around her as she waited outside the tent of Holofernes while they told him about her. 10.19. And they marveled at her beauty, and admired the Israelites, judging them by her, and every one said to his neighbor, "Who can despise these people, who have women like this among them? Surely not a man of them had better be left alive, for if we let them go they will be able to ensnare the whole world! 10.21. Holofernes was resting on his bed, under a canopy which was woven with purple and gold and emeralds and precious stones. 10.22. When they told him of her he came forward to the front of the tent, with silver lamps carried before him. 10.23. And when Judith came into the presence of Holofernes and his servants, they all marveled at the beauty of her face; and she prostrated herself and made obeisance to him, and his slaves raised her up. 11.11. And now, in order that my lord may not be defeated and his purpose frustrated, death will fall upon them, for a sin has overtaken them by which they are about to provoke their God to anger when they do what is wrong. 11.13. They have decided to consume the first fruits of the grain and the tithes of the wine and oil, which they had consecrated and set aside for the priests who minister in the presence of our God at Jerusalem -- although it is not lawful for any of the people so much as to touch these things with their hands. 11.14. They have sent men to Jerusalem, because even the people living there have been doing this, to bring back to them permission from the senate. 11.16. Therefore, when I, your servant, learned all this, I fled from them; and God has sent me to accomplish with you things that will astonish the whole world, as many as shall hear about them. 11.17. For your servant is religious, and serves the God of heaven day and night; therefore, my lord, I will remain with you, and every night your servant will go out into the valley, and I will pray to God and he will tell me when they have committed their sins. 11.19. Then I will lead you through the middle of Judea, till you come to Jerusalem; and I will set your throne in the midst of it; and you will lead them like sheep that have no shepherd, and not a dog will so much as open its mouth to growl at you. For this has been told me, by my foreknowledge; it was announced to me, and I was sent to tell you. 12.1. Then he commanded them to bring her in where his silver dishes were kept, and ordered them to set a table for her with some of his own food and to serve her with his own wine. 12.2. But Judith said, "I cannot eat it, lest it be an offense; but I will be provided from the things I have brought with me. 12.3. Holofernes said to her, "If your supply runs out, where can we get more like it for you? For none of your people is here with us. 12.4. Judith replied, "As your soul lives, my lord, your servant will not use up the things I have with me before the Lord carries out by my hand what he has determined to do. 12.7. So Holofernes commanded his guards not to hinder her. And she remained in the camp for three days, and went out each night to the valley of Bethulia, and bathed at the spring in the camp. 12.8. When she came up from the spring she prayed the Lord God of Israel to direct her way for the raising up of her people. 12.9. So she returned clean and stayed in the tent until she ate her food toward evening. 12.10. On the fourth day Holofernes held a banquet for his slave only, and did not invite any of his officers. 12.15. So she got up and arrayed herself in all her woman's finery, and her maid went and spread on the ground for her before Holofernes the soft fleeces which she had received from Bagoas for her daily use, so that she might recline on them when she ate. 12.16. Then Judith came in and lay down, and Holofernes' heart was ravished with her and he was moved with great desire to possess her; for he had been waiting for an opportunity to deceive her, ever since the day he first saw her. 12.17. So Holofernes said to her. "Drink now, and be merry with us! 12.18. Judith said, "I will drink now, my lord, because my life means more to me today than in all the days since I was born. 12.19. Then she took and ate and drank before him what her maid had prepared. 12.20. And Holofernes was greatly pleased with her, and drank a great quantity of wine, much more than he had ever drunk in any one day since he was born. 13.1. When evening came, his slaves quickly withdrew, and Bagoas closed the tent from outside and shut out the attendants from his master's presence; and they went to bed, for they all were weary because the banquet had lasted long. 13.2. So Judith was left alone in the tent, with Holofernes stretched out on his bed, for he was overcome with wine. 13.3. Now Judith had told her maid to stand outside the bedchamber and to wait for her to come out, as she did every day; for she said she would be going out for her prayers. And she had said the same thing to Bagoas. 13.4. So every one went out, and no one, either small or great, was left in the bedchamber. Then Judith, standing beside his bed, said in her heart, "O Lord God of all might, look in this hour upon the work of my hands for the exaltation of Jerusalem. 13.5. For now is the time to help thy inheritance, and to carry out my undertaking for the destruction of the enemies who have risen up against us. 13.6. She went up to the post at the end of the bed, above Holofernes' head, and took down his sword that hung there. 13.7. She came close to his bed and took hold of the hair of his head, and said, "Give me strength this day, O Lord God of Israel! 13.8. And she struck his neck twice with all her might, and severed it from his body. 13.9. Then she tumbled his body off the bed and pulled down the canopy from the posts; after a moment she went out, and gave Holofernes' head to her maid 13.10. who placed it in her food bag. Then the two of them went out together, as they were accustomed to go for prayer; and they passed through the camp and circled around the valley and went up the mountain to Bethulia and came to its gates.
4. Septuagint, 3 Maccabees, 1.8 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.8. Since the Jews had sent some of their council and elders to greet him, to bring him gifts of welcome, and to congratulate him on what had happened, he was all the more eager to visit them as soon as possible.
5. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 12.138, 12.142 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12.138. “King Antiochus To Ptolemy, Sendeth Greeting. /p“Since the Jews, upon our first entrance on their country, demonstrated their friendship towards us, and when we came to their city [Jerusalem], received us in a splendid manner, and came to meet us with their senate, and gave abundance of provisions to our soldiers, and to the elephants, and joined with us in ejecting the garrison of the Egyptians that were in the citadel 12.142. and let all of that nation live according to the laws of their own country; and let the senate, and the priests, and the scribes of the temple, and the sacred singers, be discharged from poll-money and the crown tax and other taxes also.

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aaron Gera, Judith (2014) 51
abigail Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 51
abraham Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 52, 320
achior, an ammonite Gera, Judith (2014) 105
achior, and judith Gera, Judith (2014) 105, 213
achior, manhandled Gera, Judith (2014) 219
achior, talks to holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 52, 105, 213
achior, theology Gera, Judith (2014) 213
achior Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 213, 219
advice and advisers Gera, Judith (2014) 219
ahab Gera, Judith (2014) 219
ammon and ammonites Gera, Judith (2014) 219
amnon Gera, Judith (2014) 51
animals, fish, and birds, fast/ mourn/ in sackcloth Gera, Judith (2014) 47
animals, fish, and birds Gera, Judith (2014) 48
aram Gera, Judith (2014) 219
ashes Gera, Judith (2014) 179
bagoas Gera, Judith (2014) 47
balaam Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 219
balak Gera, Judith (2014) 219
barak Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 320
bathsheba Gera, Judith (2014) 51
bethulia, elders Gera, Judith (2014) 179
biblical women, lie and deceive Gera, Judith (2014) 320
biblical women, save lives Gera, Judith (2014) 320
biblical women, seductive Gera, Judith (2014) 103
biblical women, wise Gera, Judith (2014) 51
book of judith, author Gera, Judith (2014) 105
book of judith, biblical influences Gera, Judith (2014) 320
book of judith, message Gera, Judith (2014) 103, 105, 108
canaan and canaanites Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 213
catalogues Gera, Judith (2014) 213
children, at assemblies Gera, Judith (2014) 47
children, in joel and jonah Gera, Judith (2014) 47
coastal cities and people, submissive Gera, Judith (2014) 349
commanders, army, and kings Gera, Judith (2014) 219
commanders, army Gera, Judith (2014) 219
communal laments Gera, Judith (2014) 179
councils and conferences, terms for Gera, Judith (2014) 219
councils and conferences Gera, Judith (2014) 179, 213, 219
cozbi Gera, Judith (2014) 103
creation Gera, Judith (2014) 108, 349
crush/ shatter enemy Gera, Judith (2014) 108, 320
crying out Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 179
ctesias Gera, Judith (2014) 219
daniel, influence on judith Gera, Judith (2014) 48, 51
david, and abigail Gera, Judith (2014) 47
david, and goliath Gera, Judith (2014) 51
deborah, and judith Gera, Judith (2014) 48
deborah, of judges Gera, Judith (2014) 48, 51, 320
delilah Gera, Judith (2014) 103
deuternomistic theology Gera, Judith (2014) 52, 105, 108, 213
dinah Gera, Judith (2014) 213
earth, entire Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 349
eglon Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 51, 320
ehud Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 320
elders of israel Gera, Judith (2014) 179
esther, in lxx / additions Gera, Judith (2014) 320
esther, in mt Gera, Judith (2014) 51
exile, captivity, and return Gera, Judith (2014) 179, 213
fasting Gera, Judith (2014) 47
femme fatale Gera, Judith (2014) 103
food Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 103
gender roles Gera, Judith (2014) 103, 105, 108, 320
gentiles Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 105
gergesites Gera, Judith (2014) 213
god, as king Gera, Judith (2014) 349
god, might Gera, Judith (2014) 108
god, shatters/crushes foes Gera, Judith (2014) 108, 320
god, unique Gera, Judith (2014) 108
god Gera, Judith (2014) 105, 108, 320
gold, statue Gera, Judith (2014) 48
goliath Gera, Judith (2014) 51
hagar Gera, Judith (2014) 51
haman Gera, Judith (2014) 51
hand, of a woman Gera, Judith (2014) 320
hasmoneans, sects Gera, Judith (2014) 105
hasmoneans Gera, Judith (2014) 179
heavens, and earth Gera, Judith (2014) 108
hellenistic, institutions and practices Gera, Judith (2014) 179
herodotus Gera, Judith (2014) 219
highlands, mountains, and hills Gera, Judith (2014) 213, 349
historical surveys, biblical Gera, Judith (2014) 52, 213
hivites Gera, Judith (2014) 213
holophernes, admires judith Gera, Judith (2014) 103
holophernes, angry and tyrannical Gera, Judith (2014) 219, 349
holophernes, death and decapitation Gera, Judith (2014) 48
holophernes, discovery of body Gera, Judith (2014) 47
holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 349
huldah Gera, Judith (2014) 51
humbling oneself Gera, Judith (2014) 47
hyrcanus ii Gera, Judith (2014) 179
isaac Gera, Judith (2014) 52
israelites, prayers and blessings Gera, Judith (2014) 179
israelites, territory and inheritance Gera, Judith (2014) 213
israelites Gera, Judith (2014) 179
jacob Gera, Judith (2014) 52
jael, and judith Gera, Judith (2014) 48
jael, of judges Gera, Judith (2014) 48, 51
jebusites Gera, Judith (2014) 213
jehoshaphat Gera, Judith (2014) 219
jerusalem Gera, Judith (2014) 179
jethro Gera, Judith (2014) 51
joakim of judith Gera, Judith (2014) 103, 179
job Gera, Judith (2014) 51
jonah Gera, Judith (2014) 349
jonathan, brother of judas Gera, Judith (2014) 179
joseph Gera, Judith (2014) 103
judah Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 103
judith, and god Gera, Judith (2014) 52, 103, 105, 108
judith, beautiful and seductive Gera, Judith (2014) 103
judith, chastises elders Gera, Judith (2014) 105
judith, complex character Gera, Judith (2014) 103, 105, 108
judith, deceives and lies Gera, Judith (2014) 103, 320
judith, eloquence and irony Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 349
judith, moral stature Gera, Judith (2014) 48, 103
judith, piety and asceticism Gera, Judith (2014) 103
judith, prayers Gera, Judith (2014) 105, 108, 320
judith, rectifies biblical models Gera, Judith (2014) 52
judith, sent by god? Gera, Judith (2014) 108
judith, wisdom Gera, Judith (2014) 105, 108
kosher food Gera, Judith (2014) 103
language and style, book of judith, calques and hebraicisms Gera, Judith (2014) 52, 213
language and style, book of judith, direct speech Gera, Judith (2014) 349
language and style, book of judith, key words and internal echoes Gera, Judith (2014) 320
language and style, book of judith, septuagint influence Gera, Judith (2014) 52, 179
language and style, book of judith, varied language Gera, Judith (2014) 179
language and style, book of judith, wordplay Gera, Judith (2014) 108
language and style Gera, Judith (2014) 52
lord, and lord Gera, Judith (2014) 108
lord, as master of servants Gera, Judith (2014) 213
lot, daughers of Gera, Judith (2014) 103
medes and media Gera, Judith (2014) 219
micaiah Gera, Judith (2014) 219
midian(ites) Gera, Judith (2014) 103
miriam Gera, Judith (2014) 51
moses, and judith Gera, Judith (2014) 51
naaman Gera, Judith (2014) 51
naomi Gera, Judith (2014) 51
nations, languages, tribes Gera, Judith (2014) 48
nebuchadnezzar, biblical Gera, Judith (2014) 48
nebuchadnezzar of judith, angry Gera, Judith (2014) 349
nebuchadnezzar of judith, as rival of god Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 48, 349
penitence and sins Gera, Judith (2014) 103, 108
perizzites Gera, Judith (2014) 213
poetry in judith, and biblical poetry Gera, Judith (2014) 48, 52
poetry in judith, parallels prose account Gera, Judith (2014) 48
potiphars wife Gera, Judith (2014) 103
prayers and praying, in post-biblical literature Gera, Judith (2014) 320
prayers and praying Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 179, 320
priests, consecrated food Gera, Judith (2014) 103
priests Gera, Judith (2014) 179
prostration and bowing Gera, Judith (2014) 179
purity Gera, Judith (2014) 103
questions Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 349
rahab Gera, Judith (2014) 51
rape Gera, Judith (2014) 213
rebecca Gera, Judith (2014) 51
rizpah Gera, Judith (2014) 51
ruth Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 103
sack, judiths food Gera, Judith (2014) 103
sackcloth Gera, Judith (2014) 47, 179
samaritans Gera, Judith (2014) 213
samson Gera, Judith (2014) 103
sarah, abrahams wife Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 320
saul Gera, Judith (2014) 51
seleucids Gera, Judith (2014) 179
self-proclaimed Gera, Judith (2014) 47
septuagint Gera, Judith (2014) 349
servants, biblical Gera, Judith (2014) 47
sexual encounters Gera, Judith (2014) 103
shechem, city and people Gera, Judith (2014) 213
shiphrah and puah Gera, Judith (2014) 51
simeon, ancestor of judith Gera, Judith (2014) 52
simeon, attacks shechem Gera, Judith (2014) 213
sisera, of judges Gera, Judith (2014) 48
son of hamor Gera, Judith (2014) 213
song of deborah Gera, Judith (2014) 48
song of the sea Gera, Judith (2014) 320
spies in canaan Gera, Judith (2014) 47
statues Gera, Judith (2014) 48
tamar, amnons sister Gera, Judith (2014) 51
tamar, judahs daughter in law Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 103
temple' Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 150
temple in jerusalem Gera, Judith (2014) 179
tents, holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 48
testing and trials Gera, Judith (2014) 105
uzziah, admires/blesses judith Gera, Judith (2014) 103
uzziah, weak Gera, Judith (2014) 51
uzziah Gera, Judith (2014) 51
victory song, judiths Gera, Judith (2014) 48
war, attitudes towards Gera, Judith (2014) 52
water shortage Gera, Judith (2014) 47
weapons Gera, Judith (2014) 48, 349
wisdom theology Gera, Judith (2014) 52
woman of abel beth-maacah Gera, Judith (2014) 51
woman of tekoa Gera, Judith (2014) 51
woman of thebez Gera, Judith (2014) 51
women of proverbs, lady wisdom Gera, Judith (2014) 51
women of proverbs, strange woman Gera, Judith (2014) 51, 103
zimri Gera, Judith (2014) 103