(jyoo dihth) Personal name meaning, “Jewess.” 1. One of Esau's Hittite wives who caused grief for his parents because they feared the women would lead Esau away from his culture and his God (Genesis 26:33-34). 2. Heroine of Judith in the Apocrypha. A pious widow, she beguiled Holfernes, Nebuchadnezzar's general and delivered her people from him by cutting off his head. See Apocrypha.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'JUDITH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".