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Signs of Greek education in the book of judith

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This article examines Judith’s prayer in chapter 9 of the book of Judith from the perspective of the guidelines on speech-in-character found in Aelius Theon’s Progymnasmata (mid/end of the first century CE). According to the guidelines, it is important for an author of prose to achieve correspondence between the literary persona and the actual speech-in-character. This article examines the extent to which Judith’s prayer in chapter 9 observes Theon’s guidelines, as well as the theological implications of this.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal for the Study of Judaism
Pages (from-to)457-486
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2020

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    Research areas

  • Original language of the book of Judith, Progymnasmata, Rhetoric and theology, Speech-in-character, The book of Judith

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