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!
In The Scriptures that most people read, Tsipporah’s (Zipporah) role in The Scriptures is easily overlooked. I believe she is often overlooked because so little was known about her. When I read of the wife of Mosheh, I only knew was that she was Reu’els’ (Yithro/Jethro) daughter and that she helped to avert the anger of YAHUAH by circumcising their son while they were on their way returning to Mitsraym when YAHUAH sough to kill him.
I always wondered how they met, how did she know what YAHUAH was angry about, what type of daughter was she and what other words might she have spoken. So while reading the book of Yashar -which is one of the books that were taken out of the scriptures after 1611 – I learned numerous things about her and exciting insights into the middle parts of Mosheh’s life (like where exactly did he go after leaving Mitsrayim).
Please Note: The story of Tsipporah is about woman who was brought together to Mosheh by YAHUAH’s providence. In sharing this information about Tsipporah I am not advocating that women of YAHUAH go into the prisons and find a man to provide support to. Tsipporah was a mighty woman because YAHUAH’s hand was in and over her life and she listened to Him. I pray that YAHUAH help all of us women of YAHUAH to be in the center of YAHUAH’s will as Tsipporah was.
Up next part 1!