The Sword of Judith. Judith Studies Across the Disciplines. by Kevin R. Brine
English | July 1, 2010 | ISBN: 1906924155 | 534 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
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.