The Righteous Judith’s story is told in the Deuterocanonical book of Judith. She was a widow in the time of King Nebuchadnezzar. While under siege from the Assyrians, and on the brink of starvation, the Jews of the city of Bethulia consider surrendering. Judith, a widow, refusing surrender sought out the General of the Assyrians, and entranced him with her beauty. While he was distracted, she cut off his head, thus leaving the Assyrians with no leader. This allowed the Jews to fight back and drive away the Assyrian army.
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