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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

hol-o-fur'-nez (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 water. The object of the expedition of Holofernes, who thus became the typical persecutor of the Jews, was to compel men everywhere to worship Nebuchadnezzar. He was slain by Judith, the heroine of the book of that name, during the siege of Bethulia. There is no notice of Holofernes except in the Book of Judith. The termination of the word would seem to indicate a Persian origin for the name. The Holofernes of Shakespeare and Rabelais is in no way connected with the deeds of the Holofernes of the Apocrypha.

J. Hutchison


The Jews, Then, Having Returned, as we have Narrated Above...
... He did the same to other nations, having sent before him Holofernes whom he had
appointed master of his host, with a hundred and twenty thousand foot-soldiers ...
/.../severus/life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xv the jews then.htm

By the Example of Judith is Shown that Courage is not Wanting in ...
... By the example of Judith is shown that courage is not wanting in widows; her
preparation for her visit to Holofernes is dwelt upon, as also her chastity and ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter vii by the example.htm

When this Became Known to Judith a Widow Woman of Great Wealth...
... She was immediately conducted to Holofernes, and tells him that the affairs of her
countrymen were desperate, so that she had taken precautions for her life by ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xvi when this became.htm

Here Beginneth the Story of Judith
... And thereupon he ordained Holofernes prince of his knighthood, and bade him go forth,
and in especial against them that had despised his empire; and bade him ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/here beginneth the story of.htm

Our Friends Take it Amiss that I have Spoken of the Origenists as ...
... a stimulant or a medicine, and strictly to preserve its measure, and not go beyond
the bounds observed by Judith in her dealings with Holofernes, whom she ...
/.../18 our friends take it.htm

Whether Every Lie is a Sin?
... 27-29). Again, Judith is commended (Judith 15:10,11) although she lied
to Holofernes. Therefore not every lie is a sin. Objection ...
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Appendix. The Apocryphal Books of the Old Testament.
... When Holofernes, one of Nebuchadnezzar's generals, was besieging Bethulia, a city
of Judea, she went over to his camp with her maid in the character of a ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/appendix the apocryphal books of.htm

Examples of Such Love.
... and, exposing herself to danger, she went out for the love which she bare to her
country and people then besieged; and the Lord delivered Holofernes into the ...
/.../chapter lv examples of such love.htm

Examples of Such Love.
... and, exposing herself to danger, she went out for the love which she bare to her
country and people then besieged; and the Lord delivered Holofernes into the ...
/.../keith/the epistles of clement/chapter lv examples of such love.htm

Women as Well as Men Capable of Perfection.
... and straightway she obtained the reward of her faith,"though a woman, prevailing
over the enemy of her faith, and gaining possession of the head of Holofernes ...
/.../clement/the stromata or miscellanies/chap xix women as well as.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia HOLOFERNES. hol-o-fur ... of Bethulia. There
is no notice of Holofernes except in the Book of Judith. The ...
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Judith (1 Occurrence)
... of Judith in Apocrypha-a pious, wealthy, courageous, and patriotic widow who delivered
Jerusalem and her countrymen from the assault of Holofernes, the general ...
/j/judith.htm - 27k

... a'-ki-or (Achior): General of the Ammonites, who spoke in behalf of Israel before
Holofernes, the Assyrian general (Judith 5:5). Holofernes ordered him bound ...
/a/achior.htm - 6k

... which we have in the King James Version "the villages." The name occurs in the account
of the measures taken to secure the country against Holofernes (Judith 4 ...
/k/konae.htm - 6k

... os'-i-na, ok'-i-na (Okeina): A town on the Phoenician coast South of Tyre, mentioned
only in Judith 2:28, in the account of the campaign of Holofernes in Syria ...
/o/ocina.htm - 6k

... jem'-na-an (Iemnaan): A city on the coast of Palestine; mentioned among those affected
by the expedition of Holofernes (Judith 2:28; 3:1;). The name is used ...
/j/jemnaan.htm - 6k

... in the days of Judith who, along with "the ancients of the children of Israel,"
welcomed the heroine back to the city after the death of Holofernes (Judith 4 ...
/j/joakim.htm - 7k

Geba (22 Occurrences)
... Nehemiah 11:31). (2) (Gaibai): Between a fortress so named and Scythopolis
(Beisan), Holofernes pitched his camp (Judith 3:10). On the ...
/g/geba.htm - 17k

... Old Latin Thiras et Rasis): The children of Rasses are mentioned with Put, Lud and
the children of Ishmael as having been subdued by Holofernes (Judith 2:23). ...
/r/rasses.htm - 7k

Drunkenness (10 Occurrences)
... Samuel 11:13), Amnon (2 Samuel 13:28), Elah, king of Israel (1 Kings 16:9), Benhadad,
king of Syria, and his confederates (1 Kings 20:16), Holofernes (Judith 13 ...
/d/drunkenness.htm - 24k

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