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Judith (daughter of Merari)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judith, Daughter of Beeri
Judith, Daughter of Beeri (יְהוּדִית‎, yehudith). A wife of Esau and a Canaanite (Gen 26:34).
Judith, Daughter of Merari
Judith, Daughter of Merari (Ἰουδίθ, Ioudith). The heroine of the book of Judith. A beautiful, wealthy, and righteous widow (Judith 8:1–8) who saved Israel by seducing and beheading Nebuchadnezzar’s general, Holofernes (Judith 12:1–13:10).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Judith (Person)
JUDITH (PERSON) [Heb yĕhûdı̂t (יְהוּדִית‎)]. 1. The wife of Esau and daughter of Beeri the Hittite (Gen 26:34). Hoffner (1969: 32) has shown that the names of persons called “Hittites” in the OT are almost all good Semitic names, e.g., Ephron, Gen 23:8; Adah, Gen 36:2; Ahimelech, 1 Sam 26:6; etc. Judith
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Judith
Judith. Daughter of Beeri the Hittite and one of Esau’s wives (Gn 26:34). In Genesis 36:2 she is alternately called Oholibamah.See Oholibamah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judith (daughter of Merari)
Judith joo̅ʹdith [Heb. yehûḏîṯ—‘a Jewess’] (for etymology, see next article).1. A wife of Esau, daughter of Beeri the Hittite (Gen. 26:34).2. The heroine of the book of Judith in the Apocrypha—a pious, wealthy, courageous, and patriotic widow who delivered Jerusalem and her countrymen from the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Judith (Person)
JUDITH (Person)1. Daughter of Beeri the Hittite and one of Esau’s wives (Gn 26:34). In Genesis 36:2 she is alternately called Oholibamah. See Oholibamah.2. Heroine in the book of Judith, a beautiful Judean widow from Bethulia who beheaded the Assyrian general Holofernes, thereby saving her people from
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Judith
Judith (joo´dith; Heb., “female Judean” or “Jewish woman”).1 The daughter of Beeri the Hittite (despite her Hebrew name) and wife of Esau (Gen. 26:34).2 The heroine of the book of Judith, a widow of Bethulia, who killed the Assyrian Holofernes and saved her city from destruction. See also Judith, book
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Judith
JUDITH. The Heb. name yhûdɩ̂th means “Jewess,” and is a feminine form of yehûdɩ̂ “Jew.”1. One of Esau’s wives and daughter of Beeri the Hittite (Gen 26:34); perhaps also called Aholibamah (Oholibamah in ASV and RSV) in (Gen 36:2).2. The heroine of the apocryphal book of Judith (Jth 8:1; 9:2). Since
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judith
Judith (Heb. yĕhûḏɩ̂ṯ; Gk. Ioudɩ́th)1. A wife of Esau and daughter of the Hittite Beeri (Gen. 26:34).2. The principal character of the book of Judith; a descendant of Merari and widow of Manasseh. Characterized as beautiful, wealthy, and pious, she demonstrates great courage in delivering Jerusalem
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Judith
JUDITH (Hebrew, “Jewess”) The name of two women in the Old Testament.1. One of the Hittite wives of Esau and the daughter of Beeri (Gen 26:34).2. The heroine of the book of Judith. (See Judith, book of.)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Judith
Ju´dith (Jewess, or praised).1. The daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and wife of Esau. Gen. 26:34. (b.c. 1797.)2. The heroine of the apocryphal book which bears her name, who appears as an ideal type of piety, Judith 8:6, beauty, ch. 11:21, courage and chastity. ch. 16:22ff.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Judith
JU´DITH (jūʹdith; “Jewess”). The daughter of Beeri, the Hittite, and one of Esau’s two wives (Gen. 26:34). She is elsewhere called Oholibamah (which see; in the KJV her name is given as Aholibamah).bibliography: M. S. Enslin and S. Zeitlin, The Book of Judith (1972).
See also
Relatives
Merari Father
Manasseh Husband
Ox Grandfather
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