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
Judithjoo̅ʹdith [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
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. SeeOholibamah.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 (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 alsoJudith, book
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
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
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. (SeeJudith, book of.)
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.
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).