Uzziah proclaims judith is blessed “by the most high god above all other women on earth” (judith 13:18) this verse, an echo of deborah's vindication of jael's similar, hands-on murder of sisera (judges 4:21, 5:24–26), is pivotal in roman catholic theology, for it also is spoken of mary (luke 1:42, 48. A historical commentary on the book of judith: jael and judith women of unforgettable courage - they are also the only other 2 referred to as blessed among women & types of the blessed mother find this pin and more on jael by jaielas see more. In the steps of jael and deborah: judith as heroine sidnie ann white albright college judith is one of the most memorable characters in hebrew litera- ture in a remarkable story of courage and resourcefulness, she saves her people by one single action that is both compelling and repugnant leading female characters. Deborah and jael, esther, and judith are four biblical and apocryphal heroines with blood on their hands their stories figure in the following passages: judges 4–5, when jael killed the canaanite commander sisera esther 8, when esther pleaded with xerxes to allow her people to defend themselves and judith 8–16. Jael or yael is a woman mentioned in the book of judges in the hebrew bible, as the heroine who killed sisera to deliver israel from the troops of king jabin contents [hide] 1 family 11 heber the kenite 2 jael in the book of judges 3 extra-biblical references 4 commentary 5 artistic depictions of jael 6 in popular.
So jael is blessed above all women -- including mary, i guess but there's one more competitor -- judith her story is found in the book of judith, which is in the catholic bible, but is considered apocryphal by protestants here's her story judith was a beautiful widow who fasted all the time (except on the. Jael and judith a detailed analysis of passages from the king james bible and the douay-rheims bible, with which tolkien was familiar, allows the reader to detect numerous affinities between his vocabulary and imagery, and their biblical antecedents filipczak contends that, by defending the body of the dying théoden. Deborah gave the israelites victory against the iron chariots of sisera jael put a tent peg through his skull bible study resource with story and themes.
As comparative health plan performance data become more available, large employers are increasingly interested in knowing about the value in providing this information to employees to help them choose a plan the purpose of this study is to empirically examine some of the key assumptions about how disseminating. Note portant sur l'auteur 1 introduction the illuminated manuscript of the speculum virginum, or mirror of virgins, in the british library, arundel ms 44, dated ca 1140, contains at the right an image of judith as victor over holofernes (fol 34v fig 151) she and her counterpart jael, standing triumphantly over sisera, flank.
34 jael read through the lens of judith: the making of a true heroine 42 35 summary 44 4 filling gaps with contemporary interpreters: pious feminists and femmes fatales 45 5 filling gaps with me 48 51 femme fatale or femme forte 48 52 women and war: discovering subtexts. The debate is pertinent to the book of judges due to the story of jael as a type cast of the woman “crushing” the head: in the book of judith, “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.
Jael (heb יָעֵל), wife of heber the kenite jael slew sisera in the war of deborah and barak against the canaanites (judg 4–5) his army routed by israel, sisera fled on foot to jael's tent, where he was offered hospitality and security, only to be slain by her while he slept (4:17–22 the details of the deed differ somewhat. Inner-biblical references are noteworthy: as god acted through moses' hand (ex 10:21–22 14:27–30), so god delivers “by the hand of a female,” judith like jael, who drove a tent peg through the head of sisera (jgs 4), judith kills an enemy general like deborah (jgs 4–5), judith “judges” israel in the time of military crisis. The book of judith is filled with allusions to biblical figures, phrases, and episodes and judith herself incorporates many features of biblical women, reminding us, for instance, of jael killing the vulnerable sisera in a tent, deborah exhorting and encouraging barak, miriam singing a victory song, and esther.
Judith is the heroine of the deutero-canonical book with the same name she exemplifies the ideal woman of later jewish piety (150-100 bce) in many of the events of her life she fits the description of a woman who was a pharisee in her victory over holofernes she resembles deborah and jael in their victory over sisera. Contemporaries of artemisia gentileschi often showed jael as a treacherous temptress they didn't really know what to think of this woman who acted without the knowledge and consent of her husband the bible does not pass a clear judgement either but gentileschi shows her as a predecessor of judith, the undisputed. Then jael heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the similarly it was, when holofernes was filled with wine, that judith approached to his bed, and took hold of the hair of his head and smote twice upon his.