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The Sword of Judith

Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of a powerful army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith’s heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and a...

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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Serie : OBP collection
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2010
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 30 January 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9781906924164
  • Electronic ISBN : 9781906924171
  • Number of pages : 511 p.


Kevin R. Brine
1. The Judith Project
Deborah Levine Gera
2. The Jewish Textual Traditions
Elena Ciletti and Henrike Lähnemann
3. Judith in the Christian Tradition


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