Book of Judith

book in the Septuagint, regarded as canonical in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, but not in Judaism or some Christian traditions; narrates the story of Judith, a widow, who assassinates an enemy general, Holofernes

The Book of Judith is a book of the Bible that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox Canon, put forward by the Council of Carthage in 397. It was roughly written in the year 100 BC, originally in the language of Ancient Greek. The book talks about a Jewish lady called Judith, who uses her beauty to seduce and finally kill an enemy ruler named Holofernes that is treating her people poorly. Having cut off the man's head, she takes it back home to her people. Very many paintings have been produced depicting Judith cutting off his head.