By the Hand of a Woman – Yahudith Part 2
If you are just joining us, please feel free to read the beginning of the study on Yahudith:
So when the Yisra’elites found him, they asked what happened and he told them all that Holofernes said that he would do to the Yisra’elites. So all who heard him were afraid and prayed to YAHUAH.
Holofernes then moved his camp closer unto the city of Beyt Ulyah. His men looked at the entrances into the city, stopped up the water and set groups men to watch the city. Then the children of Esau came and said to him “look you don’t have to worry about fighting them because they will die from famine because you shut off their water supply.”
Holofernes was happy with this knowledge so he said he would wait.
Sure enough, the Yisra’elites started to become thirsty. The children, women and young men began to faint. So then the people gathered together and went to Uzziyahu and other leaders, blaming them for not making peace with the Assyrians. So Uzziyahu basically said “Okay I hear you but don’t worry. Let’s wait five more days to see if YAHUAH will deliver us. If He doesn’t then we will become the slaves of Nabuchodonsor.”
Finally, here comes Yahudith! When she hears what is happening she is mad (Mutually Angry & Determined)!
So she told her waiting woman to go and get the leaders of the Uzziyahu, Chabris, and Charmis, the ancients of the city…she had something to say, listen to this:
These words alone are powerful. But do you know what the men’s response was? Listen to this:
Now do you think that if she said what she said with an attitude, stating that men were being stupid in their decisions and that she knows so much and that she knows better than them that they would have listened to her?
Okay moving on, she then tells them that she has a plan; that they are not to ask what she will do but that she will leave tonight with her waiting woman (servant) and that within the days that they have asked YAHUAH to deliver them, they will be delivered by the hand of a woman.
Part 3 up tomorrow