Photo courtesy Scala/Art Resource, New York, N.Y.
Written in either Hebrew or Aramaic sometime between 550 B.C.E. and 100 B.C.E. as an addition to the Book of Daniel, Susanna probably was missing from the Semitic text of Daniel used by those who decided what to include in the Hebrew canon. Popular with artists through the centuries, the story of Susanna is now attracting renewed attention because of increased awareness of sexual harassment.