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(Bible) the Assyrian general, who was killed by the biblical heroine Judith
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Hol•o•fer•nes(ˌhɒl əˈfɜr niz, ˌhoʊ lə-)
(in the Book of Judith) a general of Nebuchadnezzar killed by Judith.
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|Noun||1.||Holofernes - (Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith|
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
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