Holofernes

[n] - (Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
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Holofernes

(from the article `Judith, Book of`) The book relates that Nebuchadrezzar, king of Assyria, sent his general Holofernes on an expedition against Palestine. At the siege of the Jewish ... ...Nebuchadrezzar) in the time of an unknown Arphaxad, king of the Medes. Since the western nations of Nebuchadnezzar`s empire had refused to come to ....
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Holofernes

Holofernes is a schoolmaster in Love's Labour's Lost. The character is thought to be a satire upon the language teacher John Florio .
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Holofernes

Holofernes (hol"ufûr'nēz, hōlu–) , in the Bible, invading general killed by Judith to save her city, Bethulia.
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Holofernes

In the deuterocanonical Book of Judith, Holofernes (Hebrew, הולופרנס) was an invading general of Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar dispatched Holofernes to take vengeance on the nations of the west that had withheld their assistance to his reign. Holofernes occupied all the nations along the sea coast and destroyed all the gods of the nations...
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