Who Was She? By the Hand of a Woman – Yahudith (Judith) Part 4

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By the Hand of a Woman – Yahudith   Part 4

If you are just joining us, I invite you to read the beginning of Yahudith’s story:  Introducing Yahudith, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Then she…

Goes to his bed and cuts off his head, puts it in her bag where she kept her meat and leaves with her servant as if she were just going to prayer!

When she arrives in Yerushalyim she tells the gatekeepers to open the gate, and then all the leaders and other people come to see what she has done.  She says to them:

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Then she pulls the head of Holofernes out of the bag!

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So she didn’t lay down and play the whore to get what she needed!!!!!

When it is discovered that Holofernes is dead by the hand of a Hebrew Woman, the Assyrians get scared and scattered in all directions!  Remember what Archoir said:

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Speaking of Achior, what happened to him was awesome:

“And when Achior had seen all that the Elohim of Yisra’el had done, he believed in Yahuah greatly, and circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, and was joined unto the house of Yisra’el until this day.”

So what we do, can cause others to believe in Yahuah!  Achior, a Captain of all the sons of Ammon is part of Yisra’el.

Yahudith always praised and pointed the esteem to YAHUAH:

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Her story ends like this:

“And many desired her, but none knew her all the days of her life, after that Manasses her husband was dead, and was gathered to his people.  But she increased more and more in honour, and waxed old in her husband’s house, being a hundred and five years old, and made her maid go free; so she died in Bethulia: and they buried her in the cave of her husband Manasses.  And the house of Yisra’el lamented her seven days: and before she died she did distribute her good to all them that were nearest of kindred to Manasses her husband, and to them that were the nearest of her kindred.  And there was none that made the children of Yisra’el any more afraid in the days of Yahudith, nor a long time after her death.” Yahudith 16:25

Today, I must also acknowledge Yahudith’s waiting woman/servant who was with her throughout most of her life.  We do not have a name for her but she was Yahudith’s right hand.  She was there to help Yahudith before Mannasse died and I am sure she helped Yahudith while she was grieving.  She laid out Yahudith’s clothes and prepared her food.  She was a slave but she was more than likely treated well.  But I wonder what her life was like while she was a slave?  Did she have family of her own?  How old was she?  How long was she a slave?  What did she do when she was free?  Where did she go?

 

Part 5 up next – Lessons Learned and watch for the Yahudith Challenge!

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