Judith, Heroic Temptress, by Marlene Goldberg

Judith, sultry temptress, stole into enemy soldiers’ tents, servicing them at night. And then returned home. Thereby she developed their trust and was allowed to come and go as she pleased.
One evening, as the commander lay in his tent, lulled into a snoring, deep sleep, Judith drew his sword and chopped off his head. Hiding it beneath her robe, she walked out of the camp.
The battle the following day was won by the Israelites. The enemy forced into retreat.
The severed head was buried separately.


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