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Ju’dith (Jewess, or praised).

1. The daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and wife of Esau. Gen. 26:34. (b.c. 1797.)

2. The heroine of the apocryphal book which bears her name, who appears as an ideal type of piety, Judith 8:6, beauty, ch. 11:21, courage and chastity. ch. 16:22ff.