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CHABRIS:

Son of Gothoniel, and one of the three governors of Bethulia, a city besieged by Holofernes. Toward the end of the siege, which had entailed much suffering upon the Israelites, Chabris and his colleagues had agreed to hold out for five days longer in the hope of deliverance; promising the people that if no prospect of relief appeared by the end of that time, they would yield. For this they were reproached by Judith, who pledged her help, and redeemed her pledge by killing Holofernes (Judith vi. 15; vii. 1, 30; viii. 10; x. 6; xiii. 2 et seq.).

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