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Azor masters: Achior before Holofernes

Azor masters ca. 1430

Achior before Holofernes

illumination (64 × 88 mm) — ca. 1430 Museum Royal Library, The Hague

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This work is linked to Judith 5:5

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The Assyrian warlord Holophernes is commanded by King Nabuchodonosor to reduce all places where the king is not adored as a god. When he hears that the Israelites are raising defenses, he becomes interested. Achior tells him the history of the Jewish people, starting with Abraham and ending with the return from Babylonian exile (Diaspora). Achior warns Holophernes that the Jews are protected by their god and that he had better not attack them.

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Title: Azor masters: Achior before Holofernes
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 18 June 2007