Envisioning the Book of Judith

This approach paints fresh and enriched textual interpretation onto the canvases of Judith and the field of biblical studies alike. Envisioning the Book of Judith contains 29 illustrations in colour.

Envisioning the Book of Judith

Author: Andrea M. Sheaffer

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ISBN: 9781909697508

Page: 170

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The Book of Judith, the Apocryphal narrative of the Jewish widow who becomes a guerilla soldier and headhunting hero, has fascinated and inspired readers over centuries. Weaving together literary and visual approaches, Sheaffer argues that this is a story of unconventionality and unexpected heroism demonstrated not only by Judith, but also by the minor characters in the text: an Israelite enemy displays the most faith in Israel's God when Israel's own leaders show the least; a nameless, voiceless slave woman prepares the way for her mistress's success in rescuing Israel from Assyrian domination. Sheaffer's interdisciplinary study is the first to combine literary and visual criticism to illuminate the role and function of minor characters in the Book of Judith. Utilizing Renaissance and Baroque images as a starting point, she is able to show how minor characters function in a variety of roles in the text. They are forerunners, sustainers, inciters, and avatars of the major characters. The conclusion drawn from this study is that minor characters are indispensable in aiding Judith's mission. In the biblical text, God uses Judith-considered the weakest in society because of her status as a widow-as an instrument of God's power over the enemy. Sheaffer shows that minor characters belong in the spotlight alongside the protagonist in the category of unlikely hero/helpers, emphasizing a fundamental theme in the narrative in which the underdog is championed. This approach paints fresh and enriched textual interpretation onto the canvases of Judith and the field of biblical studies alike. Envisioning the Book of Judith contains 29 illustrations in colour.

The Sword of Judith

The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous.

The Sword of Judith

Author: Kevin R. Brine

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924155

Page: 511

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The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable 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 academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.

The Book of Judith

The Book of Judith is an epic tale of faith and strength in the face of certain doom.

The Book of Judith

Author: Wendi Bernau

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725253038

Page: 74

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The Book of Judith is an epic tale of faith and strength in the face of certain doom. Drawing upon deceit and trickery as an act of service, this unlikely hero saves her people from destruction. Based on the apocryphal book of Judith, this visually compelling account retains the wry humor, wit, and theological milieu of the ancient author. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

The Book of Judith

The Book of Judith is set in Madrid during the last days of the dictator, Franco.

The Book of Judith

Author: Stuart Hood

Publisher: Carcanet Press

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Page: 152

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The Book of Judith is set in Madrid during the last days of the dictator, Franco. Indeed it opens at his deathbed, and his presence touches every corner of the city, of his country: his doubts and his partial faith, his deeds and his refusals, ensnare the people he drew to Spain - from Britain - in puzzlement, in opposition. The Book of Judith has the clarity of Leonardo Sciascia's exploratory fictions, with, in addition, certain elements of crucial importance to Hood: the needs of the body, the awkward burden of cultural inhibition, and the different freedom of women. It is a novel which begins to make sense of the political confusions of recent decades. The search for identity, the dangers of political adventurism, and the manipulation of women are among Hood's insistent themes.

Judith

Judith tells the story of a beautiful Jewish woman who enters the tent of an invading general, gets him drunk, and then slices off his head, thus saving her village and Jerusalem.

Judith

Author: Lawrence M. Wills

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506463827

Page: 530

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Judith tells the story of a beautiful Jewish woman who enters the tent of an invading general, gets him drunk, and then slices off his head, thus saving her village and Jerusalem. This short novella was somewhat surprisingly included in the early Christian versions of the Old Testament and has played an important role in the Western tradition ever since. This commentary provides a detailed analysis of the text's composition and its meaning in its original historical context, and thoroughly surveys the history of Judith scholarship. Lawrence M. Wills not only considers Judith's relation to earlier biblical texts--how the author played upon previous biblical motifs and interpreted important biblical passages--but also addresses the rise of Judith and other Jewish novellas in the context of ancient Near Eastern and Greek literature, as well as their relation to cross-cultural folk motifs. Because of the popularity of Judith in art and culture, this volume also addresses the book's history of interpretation in paintings, sculpture, music, drama, and literature. A number of images of artistic depictions of Judith are included and discussed in detail.

Tobit and Judith

The two apochryphal books, Tobit and Judith, are Jewish legends presumably created in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE, the first in the Eastern Diaspora, the other in Palestine.

Tobit and Judith

Author: Benedikt Otzen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826460530

Page: 162

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Part of the popular textbook series introducing key themes and issues of books of the Apocrypha and Jewish Pseudepigrapha. The two apochryphal books, Tobit and Judith, are Jewish legends presumably created in the 3rd or 2nd century BCE, the first in the Eastern Diaspora, the other in Palestine. The events related are placed in the Assyrian epoch in the 7th century BCE. The book discusses the problems between real history and historical fiction, the genres and purposes of the two books, and the literary and religious motives of the tales. Also dealt with are textual problems such as the Greek text in the Septuagint vs. Hebrew and Aramaic Tobit-fragments from Qumran.

A Pious Seductress

The conference, on which this volume is based, was the most comprehensive scholarly meeting devoted recently to the Book of Judith.

A Pious Seductress

Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110279983

Page: 232

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The present volume contains papers delivered at the International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, held at the Sapientia College of Theology, Budapest, Hungary, 14–16 May, 2009. The contributions explore various aspects of the Book of Judith: its textual versions, historical background, theological ideas and literary afterlife.

The Book of Judith

In the present volume, J. P. M van der Ploeg presents the Syriac text and English translation of a previously unpublished recension of the book of Judith as found in an eighteenth century manuscript.

The Book of Judith

Author: J. P. M. Van Der Ploeg

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ISBN: 9781611435597

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Judith

The Book of Judith has aroused a great deal of scholarly interest in the last few decades.This volume, the first full length commentary on Judith to appear in over 25 years, includes a new translation and a detailed verse-by-verse ...

Judith

Author: Deborah Levine Gera

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110323966

Page: 583

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The Book of Judith has aroused a great deal of scholarly interest in the last few decades.This volume, the first full length commentary on Judith to appear in over 25 years, includes a new translation and a detailed verse-by-verse commentary, which touches upon philological, literary, and historical questions. The extensive introduction discusses the work's date and historical background, and looks closely at the controversial question of the book's original language. Biblical influences on the book's setting, characters, plot, and language are investigated, and the heroine, Judith is viewed against the background of biblical women (and men). The influence of classical Greek writers such as Herodotus and Ctesias on the work is noted, as are the interesting differences between the Septuagint and Vulgate versions of Judith.

The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders

In the first full-length study of Judith of Flanders (c. 1032-1094), Mary Dockray-Miller provides a narrative of Judith’s life through analysis of the books and art objects she commissioned and collected.

The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders

Author: Mary Dockray-Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351893777

Page: 160

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In the first full-length study of Judith of Flanders (c. 1032-1094), Mary Dockray-Miller provides a narrative of Judith’s life through analysis of the books and art objects she commissioned and collected. Organizing her book chronologically by Judith’s marriages and commissions, Dockray-Miller argues that Judith consciously and successfully deployed patronage to support her political and marital maneuverings in the eleventh-century European political theater. During her marriage to Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, she commissioned at least four Gospel books for herself in addition to the numerous art objects that she gave to English churches as part of her devotional practices. The multiple treasures Judith donated to Weingarten Abbey while she was married to Welf of Bavaria culminated in the posthumous gift of the relic of the Holy Blood, still celebrated as the Abbey’s most important holding. Lavishly illustrated with never before published full-color reproductions from Monte Cassino MS 437 and Fulda Landesbibliothek MS Aa.21, The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders features English translations of relevant excerpts from the Vita Oswinii and De Translatione Sanguinis Christi. Dockray-Miller’s book is a fascinating account of this intriguing woman who successfully negotiated the pitfalls of being on the losing side of both the Norman Conquest and the Investiture Controversy.

The New Interpreter s Bible The book of Judith

The New Interpreter's Bible incorporates several other key strengths: the exegetical commentary and the theological reflections for each biblical book are written by one individual, ensuring consistency of perspective; the ecumenical roster ...

The New Interpreter s Bible  The book of Judith

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A completely new commentary in twelve volumes. The New Interpreter's Bible continues the tradition established by its predecessor, the Interpreter's Bible, as an invaluable tool for everyone who studies, preaches, and teaches scripture -- including Bible scholars, pastors, Sunday school and Bible school teachers, and interested laypeople. Each volume of the New Interpreter's Bible includes two complete translations of selected books of the Bible, commentary, and reflections. The New Interpreter's Bible incorporates several other key strengths: the exegetical commentary and the theological reflections for each biblical book are written by one individual, ensuring consistency of perspective; the ecumenical roster of contributors includes top scholars and emerging new voices; the biblical text is divided into coherent and manageable units, such as pericopes, which allows discussion of important issues that are overlooked in a verse-by-verse treatment. - Jacket.