Final review for LIFE

Final review for LIFE - Apocrypha refers to any collection...

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Apocrypha refers to any collection of scriptural texts that falls outside the canon Canon a list of Biblical books which establishes the names of books which are considered to be authoritative as scripture by a particular religious community, generally in Judaism or Christianity Judith The story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for being unwilling to engage their foreign conquerors. She goes with her loyal if reluctant maid Abra to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes , to whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him both sexual favors and information on the Israelites. Gaining his trust (though not having delivered on either promise), she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him, then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen. The Assyrians, having lost their leader, disperse, and Israel is saved by the hand of a woman. Though she is courted by many, she remains unmarried and pure for the rest of her life. Sirach part of the Septuagint. Similar to Proverbs, sometimes called ecclesiasticus. The John the Baptist his birth was foretold by the angel Gabriel. John preached and baptized in the river Jordan. He was the one who recognized Jesus as Messiah and on Jesus’ request, John baptized him. Redaction Criticism a critical method for the study of
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