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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Susanna, Book of Susanna(noun)

    an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

Wiktionary

  1. Susanna(ProperNoun)

    A follower of Jesus (Luke 8:3)

  2. Susanna(ProperNoun)

    A book of the Apocrypha.

  3. Origin: From Σουσάννα, the New Testament form of שושנה.

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  1. Susanna

    Susanna or Shoshana is included in the Book of Daniel by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. It is one of the additions to Daniel, considered apocryphal by Protestants. It is listed in Article VI of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England among the books which are included in the Bible but not for the formation of doctrine. It is not included in the Jewish Tanakh and is not mentioned in early Jewish literature. As the story goes, a fair Hebrew wife named Susanna was falsely accused by lecherous voyeurs. As she bathes in her garden, having sent her attendants away, two lustful elders secretly observe the lovely Susanna. When she makes her way back to her house, they accost her, threatening to claim that she was meeting a young man in the garden unless she agrees to have sex with them. She refuses to be blackmailed and is arrested and about to be put to death for promiscuity when a young man named Daniel interrupts the proceedings, shouting that the elders should be questioned to prevent the death of an innocent. After being separated, the two men are questioned about details of what they saw but disagree about the tree under which Susanna supposedly met her lover. In the Greek text, the names of the trees cited by the elders form puns with the sentence given by Daniel. The first says they were under a mastic, and Daniel says that an angel stands ready to cut him in two. The second says they were under an evergreen oak tree, and Daniel says that an angel stands ready to saw him in two. The great difference in size between a mastic and an oak makes the elders' lie plain to all the observers. The false accusers are put to death, and virtue triumphs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Susanna in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Susanna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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