[b-hebrew] Book of Judith

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Mon Dec 3 00:30:13 EST 2007


A decent article on this subject can be found here:


http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=711&letter=J

JUDITH, BOOK OF:
By : Crawford Howell Toy   Charles C. Torrey

ARTICLE HEADINGS:
  Title.
  General Character and Contents.
  Historical Setting.
  The City Bethulia.
  Identity of Bethulia.
  Literary and Religious Importance.
  Original Language; Versions.
  Author and Date.
  Possible Date of Composition.



Quoting Søren Holst <sh at teol.ku.dk>:

> Er, could it be that Pere assumes Judith must be *originally* written
> in Hebrew?
>
> I don't think this is supposed to be the case, and certainly a Hebrew
> original is not extant.
>
> That could be one reason (as suggested by someone a bit earlier) that
> it was left out of the canon (although we don't know the exact
> criteria used to decide what went in and what was left out).
>
> kol tuv
> Soren
>
> ________________________________
>
> Fra: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org på vegne af Yigal Levin
> Sendt: sø 02-12-2007 21:36
> Til: b-hebrew
> Emne: Re: [b-hebrew] Book of Judith
>
>
>
> Dear Pere,
>
> I don't know of an online translation of Judith into Hebrew. The two printed
> translations that I know of (I'm sure that there are others) are by M.
> Simon, in the second volume of the Hebrew Apocrypha edited by A. Kahana from
> 1956 and that of Y.M. Grintz from 1957. But why read a translation into
> Hebrew, and not into your own language?
>
> Yigal Levin
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> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 12:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Book of Judith
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>
>> I do not know whether these are appropriate questions for this list.
>>
>> 1. Does anyone know where the Hebrew text of the book of Judith  --not
>> found
>> in the Hebrew canon-- is available, either online or in printed form?
>> Logically, this is for the case that such Hebrew text exists or has been
>> preserved; otherwise... no question.
>>
>> 2. Does anyone know why, for which reasons, the book of Judith was not
>> included in the Jewish canon?
>>
>> Pere Porta
>> Barcelona (Spain)
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