Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley

Some Cultural Influences in the Judean-Egyptian Book of Judith

Volume 12 () / Issue 2, pp. 216-246 (31)
Published 04.07.2023

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Book of Judith This article explores an Egyptian provenance for Judith suggesting that the book took shape within a military setting. It suggests that influences on the work came from various cultural transplantations that occurred in Ptolemaic Egypt, including: Macedonian female warrior tales, Carian traditions, and fictional works from Heliopolis.

Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley Born 1967; PhD from Trinity College Dublin; currently Head of Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at Trinity College Dublin.