Judith: Please read the introduction (included with the passage) before beginning. THIS IS A JEWISH NOVEL! This is not intended as Scripture; the story and events are fictitious. The intent here is to remember the events of the past century, i.e., the revolt of the Maccabees and the significance of religious reform in Israel. Just enjoy.
Esther 1:1-4, 10-19or Judith 4:1-15