If Judith canonical…

…then inerrancy must be abandoned.  Consider the chronology:

We have a seventh century B.C. Assyria, under the rule of a sixth century Chaldean (Babylonian) king, invading a fifth century restored Judah, with an army led by a fourth century Persian general (Holofernes was the Persian general under Artaxerxes III in the successful campaign against Egypt in the fourth century B.C.). In truth, no major attacks were made on Jerusalem while under Persian rule in the fifth and fourth centuries (an unprecedented period of peace for war-weary Canaan).

 

 

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One comment on “If Judith canonical…

  1. Chris says:

    Would it be fair to say that the moral of the story is as follows: Actually reading the books in question might be better than reading endless arguments (historical and otherwise) regarding their canonicity?

    But of course doing that would necessitate resorting to private judgment. We know, of course, that no one with the opposing view ever does that, even when deciding to go “home.”

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