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Septuagint, Judith, 7.13-7.14

nanfor this is where all the people of Bethulia get their water. So thirst will destroy them, and they will give up their city. We and our people will go up to the tops of the nearby mountains and camp there to keep watch that not a man gets out of the city.

nanThey and their wives and children will waste away with famine, and before the sword reaches them they will be strewn about in the streets where they live.

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1. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 119.62 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

119.62. חֲצוֹת־לַיְלָה אָקוּם לְהוֹדוֹת לָךְ עַל מִשְׁפְּטֵי צִדְקֶךָ׃ 119.62. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous ordices."
2. Hebrew Bible, Lamentations, 2.19 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2.19. קוּמִי רֹנִּי בליל [בַלַּיְלָה] לְרֹאשׁ אַשְׁמֻרוֹת שִׁפְכִי כַמַּיִם לִבֵּךְ נֹכַח פְּנֵי אֲדֹנָי שְׂאִי אֵלָיו כַּפַּיִךְ עַל־נֶפֶשׁ עוֹלָלַיִךְ הָעֲטוּפִים בְּרָעָב בְּרֹאשׁ כָּל־חוּצוֹת׃ 2.19. Arise, cry out in the night, At the beginning of the watches; Pour out thy heart like water Before the face of the Lord; Lift up thy hands toward Him For the life of thy young children, That faint for hunger At the head of every street.’"
3. Septuagint, Judith, 7.1-7.3, 7.6-7.7, 7.9, 7.12, 7.14, 7.17, 9.1, 9.10, 10.3, 12.1-12.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 0th cent. CE)

7.1. The next day Holofernes ordered his whole army, and all the allies who had joined him, to break camp and move against Bethulia, and to seize the passes up into the hill country and make war on the Israelites. 7.2. So all their warriors moved their camp that day; their force of men of war was one hundred and seventy thousand infantry and twelve thousand cavalry, together with the baggage and the foot soldiers handling it, a very great multitude. 7.3. They encamped in the valley near Bethulia, beside the spring, and they spread out in breadth over Dothan as far as Balbaim and in length from Bethulia to Cyamon, which faces Esdraelon. 7.6. On the second day Holofernes led out all his cavalry in full view of the Israelites in Bethulia 7.7. and examined the approaches to the city, and visited the springs that supplied their water, and seized them and set guards of soldiers over them, and then returned to his army. 7.9. Let our lord hear a word, lest his army be defeated. 7.12. Remain in your camp, and keep all the men in your forces with you; only let your servants take possession of the spring of water that flows from the foot of the mountain -- 7.14. They and their wives and children will waste away with famine, and before the sword reaches them they will be strewn about in the streets where they live. 7.17. So the army of the Ammonites moved forward, together with five thousand Assyrians, and they encamped in the valley and seized the water supply and the springs of the Israelites. 9.1. Then Judith fell upon her face, and put ashes on her head, and uncovered the sackcloth she was wearing; and at the very time when that evening's incense was being offered in the house of God in Jerusalem, Judith cried out to the Lord with a loud voice, and said 9.10. By the deceit of my lips strike down the slave with the prince and the prince with his servant; crush their arrogance by the hand of a woman. 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. 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.

Subjects of this text:

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advice and advisers Gera, Judith (2014) 238
aeschylus Gera, Judith (2014) 57
alexander the great Gera, Judith (2014) 57
ammon and ammonites Gera, Judith (2014) 129
angel of god Gera, Judith (2014) 338
army, assyrian, mixed Gera, Judith (2014) 241
army, assyrian, officers Gera, Judith (2014) 238, 241
assyrians, court talesnan Gera, Judith (2014) 338
atossa Gera, Judith (2014) 57
beheadings and decapitations Gera, Judith (2014) 57
beth el Gera, Judith (2014) 176
bethulia, city gates Gera, Judith (2014) 57
bethulia, location Gera, Judith (2014) 176
bethulia, springs Gera, Judith (2014) 176, 238, 241, 373
betomesthaim Gera, Judith (2014) 176
book of judith, and greek writings Gera, Judith (2014) 57
book of judith, chronology Gera, Judith (2014) 238
book of judith, irony and humor Gera, Judith (2014) 241
catalogues Gera, Judith (2014) 129
children, children/sons of Gera, Judith (2014) 373
cilicia Gera, Judith (2014) 129
coastal cities and people Gera, Judith (2014) 238, 338
commanders, army, and priests Gera, Judith (2014) 176
commanders, army Gera, Judith (2014) 238
crush/ shatter enemy Gera, Judith (2014) 373
damascus Gera, Judith (2014) 129
daniel, book, mt Gera, Judith (2014) 129
deborah, of judges Gera, Judith (2014) 176
dothan Gera, Judith (2014) 176
earth, entire Gera, Judith (2014) 238
edom and edomites Gera, Judith (2014) 238
egypt and egyptians Gera, Judith (2014) 129
esdraelon Gera, Judith (2014) 176
esther, in mt Gera, Judith (2014) 338
fasting Gera, Judith (2014) 241
five-day moratorium Gera, Judith (2014) 57
food Gera, Judith (2014) 238
gender roles Gera, Judith (2014) 373
gentiles Gera, Judith (2014) 373
god, shatters/crushes foes Gera, Judith (2014) 373
god, vengeful and warrior Gera, Judith (2014) 129
hagar Gera, Judith (2014) 338
hasmoneans, influence on judith Gera, Judith (2014) 176
helen Gera, Judith (2014) 57
hera Gera, Judith (2014) 57
highlands, mountains, and hills Gera, Judith (2014) 176, 238
holophernes, conquers and destroys Gera, Judith (2014) 238
holophernes, death and decapitation Gera, Judith (2014) 57
holophernes, feminized Gera, Judith (2014) 238
holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 373
homer Gera, Judith (2014) 57, 338
hunger Gera, Judith (2014) 238, 241
israelites Gera, Judith (2014) 176
jerusalem Gera, Judith (2014) 176
joakim of judith Gera, Judith (2014) 176
jonah Gera, Judith (2014) 338
jordan river Gera, Judith (2014) 129
joseph Gera, Judith (2014) 129
judea/judah Gera, Judith (2014) 129
judith, beautiful and seductive Gera, Judith (2014) 338
judith, piety and asceticism Gera, Judith (2014) 373
judith, prayers Gera, Judith (2014) 373
kings, angry and cruel Gera, Judith (2014) 129
language and style, book of judith, awkward and difficult Gera, Judith (2014) 373
language and style, book of judith, future forms Gera, Judith (2014) 241
language and style, book of judith, key words and internal echoes Gera, Judith (2014) 241, 338
language and style, book of judith, septuagint influence Gera, Judith (2014) 241
lindos chronicle Gera, Judith (2014) 57
lord, and lord Gera, Judith (2014) 373
maid, judiths Gera, Judith (2014) 338
medieval hebrew tales of judith Gera, Judith (2014) 373
moab and moabites Gera, Judith (2014) 129, 238, 338
nature, overturned Gera, Judith (2014) 238
nebuchadnezzar of judith, as rival of god Gera, Judith (2014) 129
nebuchadnezzar of judith, vengeful Gera, Judith (2014) 129
nebuchadnezzar of judith Gera, Judith (2014) 129
oaths Gera, Judith (2014) 129
panthea Gera, Judith (2014) 338
persian traces in judith Gera, Judith (2014) 176
pharaoh Gera, Judith (2014) 129
prayer Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 154
prayers and praying, preparation for Gera, Judith (2014) 373
priests, military duties Gera, Judith (2014) 176
priests Gera, Judith (2014) 176
purity Gera, Judith (2014) 373
questions Gera, Judith (2014) 57, 338
rabbis, on prayer Gera, Judith (2014) 373
rahab Gera, Judith (2014) 338
sacrifices, incense Gera, Judith (2014) 373
samaria Gera, Judith (2014) 176
satan Gera, Judith (2014) 129
seleucids Gera, Judith (2014) 176
sennacherib Gera, Judith (2014) 176
shame and disgrace, and ridicule Gera, Judith (2014) 57
shame and disgrace Gera, Judith (2014) 57
shechem, city and people Gera, Judith (2014) 176
sieges Gera, Judith (2014) 238, 241
simeon, tribe of Gera, Judith (2014) 176
sinai, single man Gera, Judith (2014) 57, 241
spitamenes Gera, Judith (2014) 57
swords Gera, Judith (2014) 129
syria Gera, Judith (2014) 129
temple in jerusalem Gera, Judith (2014) 176, 373
tenacity Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 154
tents, holophernes Gera, Judith (2014) 238
trauma Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 154
tribes, israelite Gera, Judith (2014) 176
turmoil (crisis)' Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 154
valleys Gera, Judith (2014) 238
water shortage Gera, Judith (2014) 57, 238, 241, 338
weapons Gera, Judith (2014) 129
wine and drunkenness Gera, Judith (2014) 373
xenophon Gera, Judith (2014) 338
zeus Gera, Judith (2014) 57