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Barbara Siwik

The Widow of Bethulia [Die Witwe aus Betulia]

How one woman's courage brought down the empire of Babylon

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Edition: 1st

Release year: 2023

Number of pages: 342 pages

Images: 0 fig.

Format: 13.0 x 19.0 cm

Language/s: German

ISBN: 978-3-910347-30-4

ISBN (ePDF): 978-3-910347-31-1

ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-910347-32-8

Short text

The great Babylon recently defeated the kingdom of Judah and took many Judeans into captivity. Now the threat from the Persians is also rising on the horizon of history for the conquerors. The Babylonian army is therefore on the move in the tributary provinces, forcing able men into military service.

The city of Bethulia resists the Babylonians and is besieged. In order to save the residents, the young widow Jehudit takes the fate of her town into her own hands. Through her clever actions she brings down the great empire of Babylon.

It is often the power of the weak that moves world history!

Keywords: Jerusalem, Babylon, Bethulia, Judaism, downfall, conquest, Persians, Cyrus, Nebuchadnezzar, Judith, temple dedication, Babylonians, Jews, Judeans, women, heroine, biblical legend, captivity, homecoming, exile, Bible, Old Testament

About the author

Barbara Siwik grew up in Falkenberg/Elster after the Second World War and lives in Braunsbedra near Merseburg. She worked as a librarian in the Merseburg city library for many years. She is a member of the Association of German Writers in Saxony-Anhalt

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