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Susanna:1 Heroine of a story told in the Book of Daniel, in a chapter (13) placed in the Apocrypha in the Authorized Version (see Daniel). Two elders attempt to seduce Susanna and are repulsed; they accuse her of illicit relations with a young man, but she is saved from punishment by young Daniel, who traps the false accusers in discrepancies in their testimony. Susanna has been a favorite subject of Christian iconography. 2 Woman who ministered to Jesus.

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Susanna

Susanna in the Apocrypha, a woman of Babylon falsely accused of adultery by two Elders but saved by the sagacity of Daniel, who questioned the accusers and demonstrated that their accounts were contradictory, in particular in the name of the tree under which she was alleged to have met her lover. The story of Susanna is told in the Apocryphal book of this name.

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