|Ju’dith, The book of, |
one of the books of the Apocrypha, belongs to the earliest specimens of historical fiction. As to its authorship it belongs to the Maccabean period, B.C. 175-135, which it reflects not only in its general spirit, but even in its smaller traits.
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ju’dith, The book of,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".