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The Book of Judith

(excluded from most "bibles of men")

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Chapter 1

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      Arphaxat the King of the Medes subdued many people unto his dominion, and builded a noble strong city, which he called *Egbathanis. The walls of it he made of free stone, four squared, seventy cubits high, and thirty cubits broad. He made towers thereupon of an hundred cubits high. But upon the four corners every side was twenty foot broad. He made the ports in the height, like as was the towers. This King trusted in his mighty host, and in his glorious chariots.
      So in the twelfth year of his reign it happened, that Nabuchodonosor the King of the Assirians ( which reigned in the great city of Nineve ) fought against Arphaxat, and overcame him in the great field called Ragau, beside Euphrates and Tigris and Jadason in the field of Erioth the King of the Elikes.
      Then was the kingdom of Nabuchodonosor exalted, and his heart was lift up: and sent unto all them that dwelt in Celicia, and Damascus, and Libanus, and unto the Heathen that dwell in Carmel, and Cedar and to such as dwell in Galilee in the great field of Esdrelon, and all them that were in Samaria, and beyond the river Jordan unto Jerusalem, and the whole land of Jesse unto the mountains of Ethiopia. Unto all these did Nabuchodonosor the King of the Assyrians send messengers. But they all with one consent would not agree unto him and sent the messengers again empty, and put them away without honor. Then Nabuchodonosor the King took indignation at all those lands, and swore by his throne and his kingdom, that he would be avenged of all those countries.


*Egbathanis (kjv and other bibles of man = Ecbatane)

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