- (in the Book of Judith) a general, serving Nebuchadnezzar, who was killed by Judith.
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Examples from the Web for holofernes
Holofernes, too, is with her a pet name for any fell domestic despot.I and My Chimney
The answer to which, was, 'Yes—when Judith bore the head of Holofernes.'
In a sense, her act was one of heroism like that of Judith in the tent of Holofernes.
Among these is the well-known story of Judith and Holofernes.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
And the men came to Holofernes, and spoke to him according to these words.The Bible Story
Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
- the Assyrian general, who was killed by the biblical heroine Judith
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