The fictional nature "is evident from its blending of history and fiction, beginning in the very first verse, and is too prevalent thereafter to be considered as the result of mere historical mistakes. I recommend it to those who haven't taken the opportunity to read it, especially those in need of a great role model. The Book of Judith is a deuterocanonical book, included in the Septuagint and in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian Old Testament of the Bible, but excluded by Jews and Protestants. True b. [33] This view also gained currency with scholarship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It tells of a Jewish widow, Judith, who uses her beauty and charm to destroy an Assyrian general and save Israel from oppression. She uses her charm to become an intimate friend of Holofernes, but finally beheads him allowing Israel to counter-attack the Assyrians. Also, the reasons for the name changes are difficult to understand, unless the text was transmitted without character names before they were added by the Greek translator, who lived centuries later. Lord, God of heaven, behold their arrogance! The book contains numerous historical anachronisms, which is why some Or perhaps a better question is, “why would a Jewish audience who could tell from the first verse of the Book that this wasn’t traditional history embrace it as Scripture?” Well, I think that what’s going on is the same thing that’s happening in the Book of Revelation: there’s an epic historical battle layed out in a mix of historical and metaphorical terms. [37] As a typical policy of the time, all leadership was thus transferred in the hands of the High Priest of Israel in charge, which was Joakim in this case (Judith 4:6). ** Let’s break down the first verse to get a sense for it: “It was the twelfth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Assyrians in the great city of Nineveh. THE BOOK OF JUDITH INTRODUCTION. Judy Chicago included Judith with a place setting in The Dinner Party.[45]. In his commentary on the book of Judith, Hrabanus raises this issue, since the book of Judith does mention a timbrel in Judith’s song. Les deutérocanoniques ne sont pas apocryphes ! [21] The Eastern Orthodox Church also accepts Judith as inspired scripture, as was confirmed in the Synod of Jerusalem in 1672. This is a book about struggling your entire life with hating your body. There, Judith is a widow who lures Holofernes into her web with wiles, when she has his head in her bag she sings and jubilates with all of Israel for three months. Dort ist Judith eine Wittwe, die den Holofernes durch List und Schlauheit in's Netz lockt; sie freut sich, als sie seinen Kopf im Sack hat und singt und jubelt vor und mit ganz Israel drei Monde lang. Contemporary sources make reference to the many allies of Chaldea (governed by Ashurbanipal's rebel brother Shamash-shum-ukin), including the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah, which were subjects of Assyria and are mentioned in the Book of Judith as victims of Ashurbanipal's Western campaign.[36]. Judith is a history, and its historical accuracy has been verified by several archeological discoveries. In 1840, Friedrich Hebbel's play Judith was performed in Berlin. [citation needed]. Judith commands, plans, leads. Her gender made her a natural example of the biblical paradox of "strength in weakness"; she is thus paired with David and her beheading of Holofernes paralleled with that of Goliath – both deeds saved the Covenant People from a militarily superior enemy. Das ist gemein; eine solche Natur ist ihres Erfolgs gar nicht würdig [...]. The town which Judith protects is called Bethulia (‘a virgin’) and guess who is attacking ‘a Virgin’? Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. God, our God, is with us [Immanuel is born]…” 13:11. Learn how your comment data is processed. At the head of all the people, she led the womenin the dance, while the men of Israel followed in their armor, wearing garlandsand singing hymns. "The opening of the poem is lost (scholars estimate that 100 lines were lost) but the remainder of the poem, as can be seen, the poet reshaped the biblical source and set the poem's narrative to an Anglo-Saxon audience. The Book of Judith, created by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley, is a musical play about Matthew Goldberg, a self-anointed preacher, who is driven to ... change the lives of others without actually understanding the true nature of change. And more than that, He is celebrating it at a time and in a context where it will be understood that way: many of His followers would have believed that these were inspired texts. The sacred writer of this Book is generally believed to be the high priest Eliachim, (called also Joachim.) True. I would like to see an anointed sermon by this Spirit-filled priest on it, actually. The name Judith (Hebrew: .mw-parser-output .script-hebrew,.mw-parser-output .script-Hebr{font-family:"SBL Hebrew","SBL BibLit","Frank Ruehl CLM","Taamey Frank CLM","Ezra SIL","Ezra SIL SR","Keter Aram Tsova","Taamey Ashkenaz","Taamey David CLM","Keter YG","Shofar","David CLM","Hadasim CLM","Simple CLM","Nachlieli",Cardo,Alef,"Noto Serif Hebrew","Noto Sans Hebrew","David Libre",David,"Times New Roman",Gisha,Arial,FreeSerif,FreeSans}יְהוּדִית‎, Modern: Yehudit, Tiberian: Yəhûḏîṯ, "Praised" or "Jewess") is the feminine form of Judah. The territory of Judean occupation includes the territory of Samaria, something which was possible in Maccabean times only after John Hyrcanus reconquered those territories. The Greek version uses deliberately cryptic and anachronistic references such as "Nebuchadnezzar", a "King of Assyria", who "reigns in Nineveh", for the same king. An Old English poetic version is found together with Beowulf (their epics appear both in the Nowell Codex). Judith is a holy woman, exceedingly beatuiful, prays a doxology, chaste widow (virgin), blessed by God among all women, God defeats the ‘enemy’ of God’s people ‘by the hand of a woman’, all generations will praise her, is asked for prayers etc. The story continues in a similar vein. [8], That midrash, whose heroine is portrayed as gorging the enemy on cheese and wine before cutting off his head, may have formed the basis of the minor Jewish tradition to eat dairy products during Hanukkah. English writer Arnold Bennett in 1919 tried his hand at dramaturgy with Judith, a faithful reproduction in three acts; it premiered in spring 1919 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne. Origen, on the other hand, claims that the Jews did not use Judith and it was not even found in their Apoc. This is generally untrue. Does anyone think that the Diaspora Jews (or anyone) was that dumb? III. I would like to see Protestants explain the density of types of Our Lady in that book. Operatic treatments exist by Russian composer Alexander Serov, Judith, and Judith by German composer Siegfried Matthus. The inconsistencies are intentional: Judith is set after the return from the Exile, long after Nebuchadnezzar was dead, and while Assyria had been conquered by the Babylonians, the state Nebuchadnezzar ruled over was the New Babylonian/Chaldean Empire, with its capital in Babylon, not Nineveh. The siege, which has lasted 34 days, has made the people fractious, thirsty, and bitter (Judith 7:20, 29). "Mulier sancta," she personified the Church and many virtues – Humility, Justice, Fortitude, Chastity (the opposite of Holofernes' vices Pride, Tyranny, Decadence, Lust) – and she was, like the other heroic women of the Hebrew scriptural tradition, made into a typological prefiguration of the Virgin Mary. 30 (Open Book Publishers 2010). This is her true story, her ONLY biography to include information from those brave men who were a part of her spy circuit. It is by way of admonition that he chastises those who are close to him, All the women of Israel gathered to see her; and they blessed her and, You are the glory of Jerusalem, the surpassing joy of Israel; you are the splendid boast of our people, ** I don’t want to get too off topic by delving into Revelation, given the length and complexity of this post already. The surviving Greek manuscripts contain several historical anachronisms, which is why some scholars now consider the book non-historical: a parable, a theological novel, or perhaps the first historical novel.[2]. Achior, an Ammonite king at Nebuchadnezzar's court; he warns the king of Assyria of the power of the God of Israel but is mocked. Essentially, the Assyrians conquered the nortern kingdom of Israel, and the Babylonians conquered the southern kingdom of Judah. I. “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; Who are you, then, that you should have put God to the test this day, setting yourselves in the place of God in human affairs? Also, Michelangelo depicts the scene in multiple aspects in one of the Pendentives, or four spandrels on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It is not clear whether the Book of Judith was originally written in Hebrew or in Greek. All of this and more is spelled out by Scott Hahn in The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth. [22], The canonicity of Judith is rejected by Protestants, who accept as the Old Testament only those books that are found in the Jewish canon. False. [28], It has also been called "an example of the ancient Jewish novel in the Greco-Roman period. The book of Judith was probably written sometime after the Maccabean revolt. Les Livres Saints et La Critique Rationaliste, iv, 4th ed. It also reinforced the importance of being true to the Mosaic Law. [34], In his comparison between the Book of Judith and Assyrian history, Catholic priest and scholar Fulcran Vigouroux (1837–1915) attempts an identification of Nabuchodonosor king of Assyria with Ashurbanipal (668–627 BC) and his rival Arphaxad king of the Medes with Phraortes (665–653 BC), the son of Deioces, founder of Ecbatana. Jesus at the very least seems to acknowledge the historicity of the miraculous events described in 1 and 2 Maccabees, the events which Hanukkah celebrates. [citation needed], The subject is one of the most commonly shown in the Power of Women topos. That is mean, such a nature is not worthy of her success [...]. He is the first one who discovers Holofernes' beheading. (a) Hebrew. LibriVox recording of The Book of Judith by King James Version (KJV). "[5], Although the text itself does not mention Hanukkah, it became customary for a Hebrew midrashic variant of the Judith story to be read on the Shabbat of Hanukkah as the story of Hanukkah takes place during the time of the Hasmonean dynasty. You wouldn’t have to be literate to know the difference between the Assyrians and the Babylonians, but presumably, the readers of Judith were that as well. One of the oft-repeated claims against the validity of the Deuterocanonical books is that they’re historically unreliable. For all this, Judith spoke glory to the Lord of Hosts who had given her this honor, fame in the realm of earth, likewise reward in heaven, victorious recompense in the glory of the skies, because she had true belief always in the Almighty. Judith herself is a treasure trove of Scriptural allusions and prophesies. [5] The renewed interest took the form of "tales of the heroine, liturgical poems, commentaries on the Talmud, and passages in Jewish legal codes. Both Protestants and Catholics draped themselves in the protective mantle of Judith and cast their "heretical" enemies as Holofernes. He is a devout soldier of his king, whom he wants to see exalted in all lands. If He knows that these texts are spurious and uninspired, this is a bizarre way of signalling that. Nebuchadnezzar takes revenge (Book of Judith 1-7:32)There is a war between two ancient kings, Nebuchadnezzar and Arphaxad – see Bad Men in the Bible: Nebuchadnezzar for information about Babylon and its king.. At the start of this war Nebuchadnezzar orders all the city states in surrounding kingdoms to send him a levy of soldiers, but they flout his command. Which is just to say that I’m not the first person to notice a whole lot of Marian parallels throughout. The Babylonian and Assyrian captivities were some of the most important and traumatic events in Jewish history, and a whole lot of the Old Testament that they pored over discusses these two events… as separate events. Her name, which means "she will be praised" or "woman of Judea", suggests that she represents the heroic spirit of the Jewish people, and that same spirit, as well as her chastity, have endeared her to Christianity. An extraordinary story, extraordinarily written. Your email address will not be published. ), as well as with a broader Grand Narrative about the faithful, marked with the sign of the Cross, facing off against the forces of corrupt government and corrupt religious authorities. It was the twelfth year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, king of the Assyrians in the great city of Nineveh. Barker later expanded the scene into a short play Judith. 15 For this will be a glorious monument for thy name, when he shall *fall by the hand of a woman*.”. [40], Like Judith, the Queen had to face the menace of a foreign king who had a tendency to destroy the temples of other religions. Within the next three centuries Judith would be treated by such major figures as Heinrich Frauenlob, Dante, and Geoffrey Chaucer. You can read it easily all at once tonight; I highly recommend it! In fact, without them, there’s no Biblical record for the establishment of one of the biggest religious holidays in Judaism: Hanukkah, which Jesus Himself celebrates (see John 10:22). [43], A similar dynamic was created in the 16th century by the confessional strife of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Shem, the third son of Noah, had five sons, who inhabited the land that began at Euphrates, and reached to the Indian Ocean. Presumably, He wasn’t duped by some fictitious pseudo-history. Your email address will not be published. Hope that helps anyone confused by its sort of strange style! He deliberately departs from the biblical text: I have no use for the biblical Judith. But there are definitely parts where they fail even a basic historical test… right? Book of Judith, apocryphal work excluded from the Hebrew and Protestant biblical canons but included in the Septuagint (Greek version of the Hebrew Bible) and accepted in the Roman canon. Sorry for the cheapnessof Copy+Paste but I didn’t see the reason to write it out again. Moreover, Ashurbanipal is never referenced by name in the Bible, except perhaps for the corrupt form "Asenappar" in 2 Chronicles and Ezra 4:10 or the anonymous title "The King of Assyria" in the 2 Kings, which means his name might have never been recorded by Jewish historians. ^^Copied my comment on a YouTube video in which a priest was giving a sermon. My Judith is paralyzed by her deed, frozen by the thought that she might give birth to Holofernes' son; she knows that she has passed her boundaries, that she has, at the very least, done the right thing for the wrong reasons.[46]. The transactions herein related, most probably happened in his days, and in the reign of Manasses, after his repentance and return from captivity. [26] Though she is courted by many, Judith remains unmarried for the rest of her life. a. One of the 7 books that are included in the Catholic Bible, the book of Judith is a narrative about difficult times & God's hand of providential activity. Just thought it would be an edifying read, and the types of Mary are incentive enough! Judith A True Woman of God. was made from a “Chaldee” VS and that the Jews included Judith among their Apoc. The story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors. Details of vocabulary and phrasing point to a Greek text written in a language modeled on the Greek developed thr… She enters the book bearing her name when the Assyrians have cut off the water supply of Bethulia, the town at the entrance of the narrow corridor leading to Jerusalem (Judith 7:7, 4:7). While we see elements of previous Old Testament women, such as Esther, Deborah, and particularly Jael (from Judges 4-5), in these accounts, they’re about faithful women generally. Ashur lived at the city Nineve; and named his subjects Assyrians, who became the most fortunate nation, beyond others. This is the Biblical equivalent of the famous movie line, “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” Or to take perhaps the two most traumatic events in modern Judaism, it would be like a modern Jewish source beginning, “When Hitler was the head of the Soviet Union in Moscow…” and no one noticing. Indeed, at the end she doubted … Thus, the presumed Sadducee author of Judith would desire to honor the great (Pharisee) Queen who tried to keep both Sadducees and Pharisees united against the common menace. ; this he learned from the Jews themselves (Letter to Africanus, 13). The oldest existing version is the Septuagint and might either be a translation from Hebrew or composed in Greek. She is the daughter of Merari, a Simeonite, and widow of a certain Manasses. Have pity on the lowliness of our people, and look with favor this day on those who are consecrated to you.” The answer to this prayer is echoed in another prayer, where we see this same powerful humility exhibited by a certain Virgin, consecrated in a special way to God, who prays: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;my spirit rejoices in God my savior.For he has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent awayempty.He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy,according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.” (Luke 1:46-55). | +†+Yesus Kristus azu+†+, Über schwierige Bibelstellen, Teil 3: Über Historizität, Genres und „wörtlich gemeint“ | Nolite Timere. In putting her story on stage he tries to reintegrate Judith's story into Jewish history. She decapitates him, then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen. Judith is a book of the Bible that is meant to be enjoyed. The book relates that Nebuchadrezzar, king of Assyria, sent his general Holofernes on an expedition against In light of the undeniable types at play in Judith, could Romans 16:20 be paralleling or harkening back to Judith 14:5. Much of this work has focused on linking Nebuchadnezzar with various conquerors of Judea from different time periods and, more recently, linking Judith herself with historical female leaders, including Queen Salome Alexandra, Judea's only female monarch (76–67 BC) and its last ruler to die while Judea remained an independent kingdom. And 1 and 2 Maccabees also contain the divine command to celebrate the holiday (1 Maccabees 4:36-59; 2 Maccabees 1:18-2:19; 10:1-8). Judith is a didactic novel. &nbs… [18] In Jerome's Prologue to Judith[19][20] he claims that the Book of Judith was "found by the Nicene Council to have been counted among the number of the Sacred Scriptures". From a literary perspective, the book is an artistic masterpiece, constructed in two parts (1:1–7:32, 8:1–16:25), with each internally ordered by a threefold chiastic pattern. [27], The first extant commentary on The Book of Judith is by Hrabanus Maurus (9th century). Oziah, governor of Bethulia; together with Cabri and Carmi, he rules over Judith's city. Check it out. [5][9], In that respect, Medieval Jewry appears to have viewed Judith as the Hasmonean counterpart to Queen Esther, the heroine of the holiday of Purim. Here’s what the first-century Jewish historian Flavius Joseph had to say about Arphaxad in the first book to his Antiquities of the Jews: Shem, the third son of Noah, had five sons, who inhabited the land that began at Euphrates, and reached to the Indian Ocean. "[29] Other scholars note that Judith fits within and even incorporates the genre of "salvation traditions" from the Old Testament, particularly the story of Deborah and Jael (Judges 4–5), who seduced and inebriated the Canaanite commander Sisera before hammering a tent-peg into his forehead. In medieval Christian art, the predominance of church patronage assured that Judith's patristic valences as "Mulier Sancta" and Virgin Mary prototype would prevail: from the 8th-century frescoes in Santa Maria Antigua in Rome through innumerable later bible miniatures. The Book of Judith. 1. Her name, which means "she will be praised" or "woman of Judea", suggests that she represents the heroic spirit of the Jewish people, and that same spirit, as well as her chastity, have endeared her to Christianity. For Elam left behind him the Elamites, the ancestors of the Persians. But suffice it to say this: the Church has historically understood that Revelation deals with specific historical events (Nero’s persecutions, the destruction of the Second Temple, etc. a literary fiction whose characters stand for some real historical figure, generally contemporary to the author. The profanation of the temple (Judith 4:3) might have been that under king Hezekiah (see 2 Chronicles, xxix, 18–19), who reigned between c. 715 and 686 BC. [30], There are also thematic connections to the revenge of Simeon and Levi on Shechem after the rape of Dinah in Gen. [7], However, after disappearing from circulation among Jews for over a millennium, references to the Book of Judith, and the figure of Judith herself, resurfaced in the religious literature of crypto-Jews who escaped capitulation by the Caliphate of Córdoba. Read in English by ancientchristian The Book of Judith is included in the Septuagint (the Greek form of the Old Testament) and has been retained in Catholic and Orthodox Christian Bibles, but was eventually excluded from the Hebrew canon and assigned by Protestants to their apocrypha. Perhaps the key to understanding the Book is Judith 6:19, where the people pray, “Lord, God of heaven, behold their arrogance! The sacred writer of this Book is generally believed to be the high priest Eliachim, (called also Joachim.) 923.<-- ISSN/ISBN, publisher needed -->. Bagoas, a Persian name denoting an official of Holofernes. [27], The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha identifies a clear chiastic pattern in both "acts", in which the order of events is reversed at a central moment in the narrative (i.e., abcc'b'a'). a. The Book of Judith (second or early first century b.c.e.) [27], A. The "facts " are obviously screwed up. 14 Give me constancy in my mind, that I may *despise him*: and fortitude that I may overthrow him. The American playwright Thomas Bailey Aldrich's Judith of Bethulia was first performed in New York, 1905, and was the basis for the 1914 production Judith of Bethulia by director D. W. Griffith. For Elam left behind him the Elamites, the ancestors of the Persians. Judith is a biblical novella; the genre is an ancient form of “historical fiction”. At that time Arphaxad ruled over the Medes in Ecbatana” (Judith 1:1). [23] Among Anglicanism, Anglo-Catholics consider it to be either an apocryphal or deuterocanonical book. “Open, open the gate [the womb—Ezek 44:2]! [citation needed], The character of Judith is larger than life, and she has won a place in Jewish and Christian lore, art, poetry and drama. 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