Judith is Angry with the Elders and goes to the Assyrians

illumination (60 × 90 mm) — ca. 1430 Museum Royal Library, The Hague

This work is linked to Judith 10:11

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Judith is a rich, pious and attractive widow in the besieged city of Bethulia. When she hears that the City Fathers have decided to surrender in five days, she sends for Ozias and the other elders. In Judith 8, it is written how she chides the men for their lack of faith in God – how dare they not trust in him? She declares she will leave the city that night to do 'a work' but refuses to say what.

The right side of the illumination shows how Judith and her maid report at an Assyrian guard post.

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