Yahudith – Who Was She?
The story of Yahudith (Judith) is one that makes me feel proud to be a YAHUAH fearing woman! She was B-A-D, virtuous, wise, beautiful, strong, faithful, tenacious, cunning and more. She feared, loved and worshipped YAHUAH. She was a woman of prayer and fasting.
So how come many of us have never heard of her?
Her story (among others) is included Apocryphal books and in the Cepher which is a book that contains books that were not included in the canonized scriptures. The book Yahudith was however included in the KJV 1611 scriptures.
So if you do not own a Cepher or an Apocrypha you can read the story here but I am going recount most of the story because there are important pieces of information throughout the story that should be pointed out. There is so much goodness in her story that I find myself wanting to shout for joy! Nearly all of the bible heroes that we all know are men. Does that mean that YAHUAH didn’t or won’t use a woman if He so chooses? Let’s find out!
I pray to YAHUAH that you are as strengthened and encouraged as I was when I read her story. May YAHUAH bless your hands!
Up next Part 1!