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Susanna and the Elders
Citation:from N. de Lange, Apocrypha: Jewish Literature of the Hellenistic Age 130-132 (1978).
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The two judges possessed a strong passion toward Susanna, and made sexual advances toward her which she rejected. Enraged, they plotted to kill her. The two judges spun a narrative of Susanna, the husband of Joakim, making love with another man in a garden, which they claimed they witnessed. Susanna was being lead to execution, when she cried out to God, when Daniel was inspired to intervene and proposed cross-examining the judges. Daniel questions both men individually, asking what tree both were under when they saw Susanna. The two gave conflicting answers, and the gathered crowd was impressed as Daniel’s cross-examination lead each man to perjure himself. The two suffered the same penalty they had proposed to inflict on Susanna.
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