Envisioning the Book of Judith: How Art Illuminates Minor Characters

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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 ...

Envisioning the Book of Judith: How Art Illuminates Minor Characters 2014, Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781909697508

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