n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Change in religious ideology in the Book of Judith




The book of Judith has been studied by various Scholars who employed various methods and came up with new appreciated contributions. The gap, however, was found regarding the question of change in religious ideology in the Judith narrative. The authors of this article attempt a literary study of the whole book of Judith, paying a close attention to the question of "change in religious Ideology". No scholar working on Judith has ever paid attention to this matter. The researchers found some surprising results. The article touches on such a crucial matter as the threat of extinction to the Jewish religion. Subsequently, the article addresses the challenge of how women, foreigners and slaves are allowed to participate in Jewish religious issues in order for the nation to survive.


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