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Azor masters: Achior liberated by the Israelites

Azor masters ca. 1430

Achior liberated by the Israelites

illumination (63 × 90 mm) — c. 1430 Museum Royal Library, The Hague

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This work is linked to Judith 6:10

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The Assyrian warlord Holophernes is so put out over Achior's warning of the Israelites and their god, that he wants to punish Achior. He decides to hand him to the Israelites, whom Achior obviously holds in high esteem. Achior will enjoy his freedom for a while, though not for long,as the Israelites will soon be destroyed or so Holophernes thinks.

Assyrian soldiers leave Achior tied up just outside the Israeli city of Bethulia, in a place from which he is soon liberated.

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