This study uses historical criticism, sociological analysis, narrative criticism, rhetorical criticism, and ideological criticism to defend Judith’s credibility as a feminist heroine. Employing comparison, contrast, and irony as literary devices, the elements of the story of Judith – characters, setting, plot, and ideas – are analyzed to respond to criticisms, e.g., that Judith is merely an instrument of the patriarchal power. This study finds that the traits of the great heroes and heroines of Israel are amalgamated in the person of Judith; that by taking the role as a decision maker, leader, warrior, and protector, Judith breaks the stereotypical image of women, and therefore, proves that she is subversive to patriarchy. Judith effectively maximizes her potentials and abilities as a woman to achieve her mission. The findings are discussed in relation to the relevance of the book of Judith in these modern times.