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Book of Susanna
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Part of the Additions to Daniel, categorized as Apocrypha by Protestants but included in the canon of several other church traditions. The text is an independent story similar to the other stories in Dan 1–6, with fellow Jews rather than a foreign king as villains. In the narrative, Daniel saves a woman named Susanna from execution after she is falsely accused of adultery.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Susanna, Text
Susanna, Text Part of the Additions to Daniel, categorized as Apocrypha by Protestants but included in the canon of several other church traditions. The text is an independent story similar to the other stories in Dan 1–6, with fellow Jews rather than a foreign king as villains. In the narrative, Daniel
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Susanna (Person)
SUSANNA (PERSON) [Gk Sousanna (Σουσαννα)]. This name refers to two different persons mentioned in the Greek canon of the OT and in the NT.1. The primary character in the book of Susanna. For further information on the role of this character see SUSANNA, BOOK OF.2. A member of Jesus’ traveling entourage
Susanna, Book of
SUSANNA, BOOK OF. The book of Susanna belongs to the various additions to the book of Daniel, and is preserved in the Greek translations of the Bible—the older LXX and Theodotion. It is not included in the Hebrew canon, and is not mentioned by ancient Jewish writers, including Josephus. The Christian
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Susanna
Susanna soo̅-zanʹə, BOOK OF [Gk. Sousanna]. One of the additions to the book of Daniel in the LXX. A fictional story, it tells of the vindication, through skilful interrogation by Daniel, of a beautiful and faithful wife who had been falsely accused of adultery by two lecherous elders. The account appears
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Susanna
Susanna (soo-zan´uh).1 The heroine of the apocryphal/deuterocanonical book who is falsely accused of adultery by two elders whose advances she refuses. In the story she is successfully defended by a wise youth, Daniel. The story either precedes or follows the book of Daniel in manuscripts of the lxx
Susanna, Book Of
Susanna, book of, one of the Additions to Daniel included in ancient Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible. Different versions of the story are found in the Theodotion Greek translation of Daniel and in the lxx translation. In some manuscripts it precedes the book of Daniel; in others, it appears at
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Susanna
Susanna (Gk. Sousanna)1. The major figure of the apocryphal work bearing her name.See Daniel, Additions to.2. One of the women who provided financial and other support for Jesus and his disciples (Luke 8:3).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Susanna, Book of (Writing)
Susanna, Book of. †An apocryphal addition to the book of Daniel, widely regarded as one of the finest short stories in world literature. In the LXX and the Vulgate, as well as modern Roman Catholic editions, the story is appended to Daniel as ch. 13; in Theodotion’s Greek version and in other ancient
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Susanna, Book of
Susanna, Book of. In the English Bible one of the smaller Books of the *Apocrypha. In the LXX it follows the Book of Daniel (of which the *Vulgate reckons it the thirteenth chapter); in the *Old Latin it comes immediately before Daniel. There is no agreement among scholars as to whether it was originally
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Susanna
SusannaSusanna, one of the Additions to Daniel in the Greek translations of the Hebrew ot, found after chap. 12 in the Septuagint (lxx) version and at the beginning of Daniel in Theodotion. It was probably composed in Hebrew and appended to some manuscripts of the Hebrew-Aramaic version of Daniel sometime
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Susanna, History of (Writing)
Susanna, History of. One of the Greek additions to the text of Daniel (see Daniel, Book of). In the Septuagint this story originally was placed after Daniel as an appendix, but in some important surviving mss it is found at the beginning of the book because of the story’s reference to Daniel as a young
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Susanna
SUSANNASusanna was a virtuous Jewish woman who was a contemporary of Daniel. She was wrongfully charged with adultery by two elders. In the Septuagint, the account of her life is included either as an additional chapter in Daniel or as a separate book following the book of Daniel.We find that the blessed
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Susanna
SusannaLegendary figure, the beautiful young daughter of rich Babylonian Jews (Hilkiah and Joakim). Her story (2nd c. b.c.) is transmitted in LXX and Theodotion (see Engel, 1985); the Greek text belongs to the Additions to the Book of Daniel (NRSV: Dan. 13:1–64). Briefly, the story line is as follows.