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A Hebrew name meaning female Judean or Jewess. 1 The daughter of Beeri the Hittite (despite her Hebrew name) and wife of Esau. 2 The heroine of the apocryphal/deuterocanonical book of Judith, a widow who killed the Assyrian Holophernes and saved her city from destruction.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.