General Holofernes views the Israelites (Jdt 7:6-7:7)

“On the second day, General Holofernes led out all his cavalry in full view of the Israelites in Bethulia. He reconnoitered the approaches to their town. He visited the springs that supplied their water. He seized them and set guards of soldiers over them. Then he returned to his army.”

The next day, General Holofernes sent his 12,000 cavalry to show off before the Israelites. He reviewed the various approaches to their town. He also saw the spring water that supplied water to Bethulia. He had his soldiers guard the water. Then he returned to his army

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