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Book of Judith

This is included in the Catholic and Orthodox Old Testament Bible following the Septuagint, but is excluded from Jewish texts and assigned by Protestants to the Apocrypha. The book contains numerous anachronisms, and has been considered a parable or perhaps the first historical novel. The name Judith is the feminine form of Judah.

It is not clear whether the Book of Judith was originally written in Hebrew or in Greek. The oldest existing version is the Septuagint Greek version and might either be a translation from Hebrew or composed in Greek.