Bible Chix iz Tough

Date: 5/4/2009
Bible chix iz tough! Saint Judith

Holofernes sez: "ouch."

Judith (not to be confused with Saint Judith of Prussia) is known for her slaying of Holofernes in the Old Testament book of (appropriately) Judith:

"She went to the bedpost near the head of Holofernes, and taking his sword from it, drew close to the bed, grasped the hair of his head, and said, "Strengthen me this day, O God of Israel!"

Then with all her might she struck him twice in the neck and cut off his head. She rolled his body off the bed and took the canopy from its supports. Soon afterward, she came out and handed over the head of Holofernes to her maid, who put it into her food pouch; and the two went off together as they were accustomed to do for prayer (Judith 13:6-10)."

You know, if you told your kids to read this stuff, I bet they'd rather read it than play gory video games. At least they'd be learning more about their salvation history!

One of my favorites! I first met Judith in a stained glass window, and in my younger days thought that it would make an ideal Halloween costume . . . the fact that I never dress up for Halloween probably explains why I did manage to get married :-)

He might be "Holofernes"...she should be called "Holofizhead".