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Judith and Holofernes. An Analysis of the Emotions in the killing scene (Jdt 12:10-13:9)

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  • Starting with a terminological and phenomenological perspective on the question “What is an emotion?”, particularly as developed by Aaron Ben Zeʾev , the kiling scene in the book of Judith (Jdt 12:10–13:9 is analysed. This crucial scene in the book’s plot reports the intense emotions of Holofernes but nothing is said about any emotions on the part of of Judith. The only emotional glimpse occurs in Judith’s short prayers in the killing scene. The highly emotional Holofernes and the unemotional Judith together reveal that Holofernes is alreadyStarting with a terminological and phenomenological perspective on the question “What is an emotion?”, particularly as developed by Aaron Ben Zeʾev , the kiling scene in the book of Judith (Jdt 12:10–13:9 is analysed. This crucial scene in the book’s plot reports the intense emotions of Holofernes but nothing is said about any emotions on the part of of Judith. The only emotional glimpse occurs in Judith’s short prayers in the killing scene. The highly emotional Holofernes and the unemotional Judith together reveal that Holofernes is already made “headless” by his own emotions, whereas the unemotional Judith, unencumbered by emotions, is able to behead the “headless” Holofernes.show moreshow less

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Author: Barbara SchmitzGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-137694
Document Type:Book article / Book chapter
Faculties:Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät / Institut für Biblische Theologie
Language:English
Parent Title (English):Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions
Editor: Stefan C. Reif, Renate Egger-Wenzel
Year of Completion:2016
Publisher:de Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin / Boston
Schriftenreihe:Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies
ISBN:978-3-11-036908-3
Source:Stefan Reif / Renate Egger-Wenzel (Hg.), Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions (DCLS 26), Berlin / Boston 2015, 177-191. DOI: 10.1515/9783110369083-011
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110369083-011
Dewey Decimal Classification:2 Religion / 22 Bibel / 229 Apokryphen, Pseudepigraphen
GND Keyword:Bibel. Judit, 10-13; Mord; Gefühl
Tag:Judith und Holofernes
Release Date:2016/12/01
First Page:177
Last Page:191
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht