Susanna


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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 DanielDaniel,
book of the Bible. It combines "court" tales, perhaps originating from the 6th cent. B.C., and a series of apocalyptic visions arising from the time of the Maccabean emergency (167–164 B.C.
..... Click the link for more information.
). 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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

Susanna

unjustly condemned for adultery; later acquitted. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]

Susanna

rejects advances of elderly men. [Apocrypha: Susanna]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Susanna

1 Apocrypha
1. the wife of Joachim, who was condemned to death for adultery because of a false accusation, but saved by Daniel's sagacity
2. the book of the Apocrypha containing this story

Susanna

2
the book of the Apocrypha containing the story of Susanna, who was condemned to death for adultery because of a false accusation but saved by Daniel's sagacity
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
"Well we're about to discuss the Miley Cyrus [music] video, I'm so sorry, and i thought I'd better..." Susanna trailed off sheepishly.
Susanna is single again after her sixmonth relationship with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish ended, though she was pictured with him at Saturday's match.
He said: "Given my football expertise, it is IT'S GAME ON Susanna and Piers surprising [they] took so long to ask.
The National Lottery worked with the Goldies Cymru group to film the transformation of Rhydypennau Library into a glittering ballroom and had Strictly Come Dancing's former professional dancer Robin Windsor on hand to spin Susanna around the dancefloor, in front of her cheering Goldies.
However, Susanna was sure that a Goldies Cymru group would be a hit in Rhydypennau and convinced her bosses that hosting a Goldies group in the library would benefit the whole community.
Head teacher Scott Pennock said: "Throughout her school career, Susanna has demonstrated the highest levels of commitment, focus and achievement.
He's also expected to choose a Cambrian woman as his Queen, and while Lady Genevieve (Marlie Collins) is the obvious choice, Nate can't deny his feelings for Susanna. Returning to Mrs.
As Joshua prepares for his hearing, his interview with Susanna makes for compelling viewing.
The story comes from the biblical Book of Daniel, telling of the young, beautiful and virtuous wife, Susanna. During her husband's absence, as she bathes naked in her garden's spring, two elders spy on her and then approach with lustful offers.