“They confessed their lust” Susanna Part 2

Rather than confessing their lust and repenting of it, rending their garments and covering themselves in ashes, they conspired together. These wicked men were willing to share her in raping her.

And they turned their eyes from Heaven: Susanna Part 1

Earlier I posted the story of Susanna from the book of Daniel, usually listed as Daniel 13. This story is considered canonical by Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christians, but not by Protestants or Jews. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful story about justice and purity.

I would like to post a few short reflections on some salient verses. Today, verses 9-11:

Susanna (Daniel 13)

There was a man living in Babylon whose name was Jo′akim. And he took a wife named Susanna, the daughter of Hilki′ah, a very beautiful woman and one who feared the Lord.  Her parents were righteous, and had taught their daughter according to the law of Moses. Jo′akim was very rich, and had a spacious garden adjoining his house; and the Jews used to come to him because he was the most honored of them all. Continue reading Susanna (Daniel 13)