Glossary of Terms



Harper’s Bible Dictionary

edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)

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1 The heroine of the deuterocanonical book who is falsely accused of adultery by two elders whose advances she refused. In the story she is successfully defended by a wise youth, Daniel. The story precedes the book of Daniel in the Septuagint and follows it in the Vulgate.

2 One of the group of women who traveled with Jesus and his disciples and provided for them (Luke 8:3).


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