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Army of Holofernes
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Holofernes
Holofernes (Ὀλοφέρνης, Olophernēs). Known only from the book of Judith, Holofernes was the general of Nebuchadnezzar who enforced the decree that all nations should worship the king (Judith 3:8) He was assassinated by Judith when he tried to capture Bethulia (Judith 13:1–10). For further information,
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Holofernes (Person)
HOLOFERNES (PERSON) [Gk Olophérnēs (Ὀλοφέρνης)]. The arch-enemy of the Jews in the book of Judith. Though ms evidence fluctuates between holo- (=Vg) and olo-, the latter is clearly original to the Greek text. Likewise original is olo- as opposed to oro-, the more correct Persian form of the name.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Holofernes
Holofernes hol-ə-fûrʹnēz [Gk. Olophernēs]; NEB HOLOPHERNES. According to the book of Judith, chief captain of Nebuchadrezzar, king of the Assyrians (Jth. 2:4), who was commissioned to make war upon the west country and to receive from the inhabitants the usual tokens of complete submission, earth
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Holofernes
HOLOFERNES According to the book of Judith, the chief Assyrian general under King Nebuchadnezzar (Jdt 2:4) who was ordered by the king to “go and attack the whole west country” (v 6). He ravaged the nations one after another (vv 21–27) and his huge army spread terror wherever it went (v 28). He destroyed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Holofernes
Holofernes (hol´uh-fuhr´neez; possibly from Gk., “to be crafty”), the chief antagonist in the book of Judith. As the chief general of Nebuchadnezzar (Jth. 2:4), Holofernes carries out various campaigns against Nebuchadnezzar’s enemies (Jth. 2), including Israel (Jth. 5–12). Achior, a leader of the Ammonites,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Holofernes
Holofernes (Gk. Olophérnēs)The chief general of the army of Nebuchadnezzar, second in command only to the king (Jdt. 2:4). Holofernes is only known from the book of Judith, and if it was written during the Maccabean period, as many believe, then the character Holofernes may be based on Nicanor (1
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Holofernes
Holofernes [hŏlˊə fûrˊnēz] (Gk. Olophernēs).† Chief general of the Assyrian army, commissioned by King Nebuchadnezzar to punish the territories of western Asia for failing to aid in the king’s war on Media (Jdt. 2:4–13). With his enormous army Holofernes pillaged the eastern Mediterranean,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Holofernes
HOLOFERNES A Persian general in the service of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyria. He was the principal enemy of the Jews in the book of Judith. During his siege of Bethulia, Judith beheaded him as he lay drunk in his tent. His head was then taken back to Bethulia and hung upon the city wall.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Holofernes
Holofer´nes, or more correctly Olofernes, was, according to the book of Judith, a general of Nebuchadnezzar king of the Assyrians, Judith 2:4, who was slain by the Jewish heroine Judith during the siege of Bethulia. (b.c. 350.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOLOFERNES
HOLOFERNES<hol-o-fur’-nez> ([ Ὀλοφέρνης, Olophernes]): According to the Book of Judith, chief captain of Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Assyrians (Judith 2:4), who was commissioned to make war upon the West country and to receive from the inhabitants the usual tokens of complete submission, earth and
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Holofernes
Holofernes hol’uh-fuhr’neez (Ὁλοφέρνης or Ὀλοφέρνης; cf. Ὀροφέρνης [closer to the original Persian form] in Polybius, Hist. 3.5.2 et al.). According to the book of Judith, Holofernes was the chief general of the army of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Assyria (!) and second only to the king in power (Jdt.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Holofernes
HOLOFERNES, hol-ō̇-fûrʹnēz (Ὀλοφέρνης, Olophérnēs): According to the Book of Jth, chief captain of Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Assyrians (Jth 2:4), who was commissioned to make war upon the West country and to receive from the inhabitants the usual tokens of complete submission, earth and water.
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