Deuterocanon / Susanna


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Summary of Susanna

Date: 95-80 B.C.E.

Description: The name Susanna is the Greek form of the Hebrew Shoshana, meaning lily. She is presented as a mistress of a large estate with the leading Jewish citizens of Babylon. Susanna is subject to a trap and an ethical dilemma and eventually placed on trial. She is unjustly found guilty and after praying is rescued by Daniel.

Wills, Lawrence M. Introduction to the Apocrypha: Jewish Books in Christian Bibles, Yale University Press, 2021


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