Susanna, book of

Susanna, book of
An addition to Daniel written just before 100 BCE in Hebrew or Aramaic but only known in the LXX version. It is regarded as deutero-canonical scripture by Catholics and attached to Daniel as ch. 13 (so NJB). By Protestants the book is placed in the Apocrypha. The story is of the virtuous Susanna who refuses the advances of two elders; they in revenge bring her to trial in court on a false charge. Susanna is condemned to death, but in response to her prayer, God sends the young Daniel [[➝ Daniel, book of]] to her aid. In separate cross-examinations, he shows that the elders' evidence is contradictory and unreliable. So she is released; they are sentenced to death. The purpose of the story is to illustrate how God sends help to his own.

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