Judith

Discussion in 'General Mythology' started by Myrddin, May 30, 2012.

  1. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Judith was a biblical heroine to the Israelites, having seduced the Assyrian general, Holofernes, in his tent and then decapitated him. She took his head back to Jerusalem where it was displayed on the city walls, discouraging anyone else from attacking the city. I would like to know more about Judith, so any input on her would be greatly appreciated.
  2. RLynn

    RLynn Active Member

    It's been a long time since I read it. It's a great read after the first few chapters. She got Holofernes so drunk, it says he was drunker than he had ever been since he was born. I guess he didn't get a hangover this time. Ha, ha! It's pretty much straight narrative, very realistic, no religious hocus-pocus. Probably dates from about the 2nd c. BCE. Critics generally consider it a fictional tale.

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