'Woe to the nations that rise up against my people!
The Lord Almighty will take vengeance on them in the day of judgment;
he will send fire and worms into their flesh;
they shall weep in pain forever'.
The lives of four major, indeed heroic, biblical characters were shown to have overlapped, the one with the other, in my far-reaching article:
Jonah, Job, Judith and Jeremiah
"The long-lived Jonah, Job, Judith and Jeremiah were all contemporaneous I shall be arguing here". That is what I wrote.
Jonah knew Judith:
"As the Uzziah of the Book of Judith, Jonah well knew Judith, being a fellow Simeonite, probably of the same family, and living in the same northern city, "Bethulia" (= Bethel = Shechem). Read the Book of Judith for her strong criticism of the city elders, including Uzziah (8:11-20), and for Uzziah's praise of Judith (13:18-20). Later we shall read that Jonah (as Isaiah) also made some glowing references to Jeremiah".
Job and his father knew (of) Jonah.
"Job's father, Tobit, does refer to "Jonah" (Tobit 14:8), and also to Jonah's father, "Amos" (Tobit 2:6)".
Judith knew Jonah (see above).
Jeremiah knew (of) Jonah.
"Jeremiah clearly refers to the Jonah incident (51:34): "Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon [whale], he has filled his belly with my delicates, he has cast me out"."
Jeremiah knew Judith.
What I forgot to add in that article was that Jeremiah, identified as the High Priest, Eliakim, the "Joakim" (var. Eliakim) of the Book of Judith, wonderfully praised Judith after her incredible victory which saved Israel (Judith 15:8-10):
"Then the high priest Joakim and the elders of the Israelites who lived in Jerusalem came to witness the good things that the Lord had done for Israel, and to see Judith and to wish her well. When they met her, they all blessed her with one accord and said to her, 'You are the glory of Jerusalem, you are the great boast of Israel, you are the great pride of our nation! You have done all this with your own hand; you have done great good to Israel, and God is well pleased with it. May the Almighty Lord bless you forever!' And all the people said, 'Amen'."
Words applied in Catholicism to the even greater victory, the crushing the Serpent's head, of the Blessed Virgin Mary.