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Judith/Book of Judith
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The book of Judith, named for its protagonist, Judith (“Jewess”), forms part of the Old Testament Apocrypha (II). The original, probably composed in Hebrew (for Gk as the original language, see Engel), from which the extant Greek translation in its various recensions stems, has not been preserved. The old Latin, Syriac, Coptic and Armenian translations were prepared from original Greek texts. Several Hebrew versions of the text exist which are based on a free rendition of the Septuagint text. Pal…

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Wandrey, Irina, “Judith/Book of Judith”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11049>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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