Bethulia


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Bethulia

(bēthyo͞o`lēə), city, ancient Palestine, apparently located somewhere NE of Samaria, c.10 mi (16.1 km) from that city. It was the scene of the principal events of the Book of Judith. It has been variously identified, by some even with Jerusalem.
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Before Felton replied, and before she should be forced to resume this conversation, so difficult to be sustained in the same exalted tone, she let her hands fall; and as if the weakness of the woman overpowered the enthusiasm of the inspired fanatic, she said: "But no, it is not for me to be the Judith to deliver Bethulia from this Holofernes.
Llewellyn interprets parallels between Bethulia and Coignard's Toulouse attacked by Huguenot forces during the wars, and the strong female partnership between Judith and her maidservant Abra.
Naturally, the Bible was big business as well with the legendary D W Griffiths' Judith of Bethulia steaming up great-great grandad's glasses as the heroine Judith offered her virtue to the commander besieging her city, a plot to knock him off.
La sierva vuelve dando noticia del inicio del combate entre los asustados soldados de Holofernes y los ahora arrojados habitantes de Bethulia.
Judith is a beautiful and devout Jewish widow, who seeks to save her home when the elders of Bethulia decide to surrender unless help arrives.
I mentioned that I knew Blanche Sweet, who had played the title role back in 1913 in Judith of Bethulia.
16) The actress had first played Judith in Judith of Bethulia three years earlier in Boston.
Violence and war in the story of Judith are undoubtedly gendered, for though they are suffered by all Jews in the city of Bethulia, it is metonymically represented by a woman's body, Judith or "Jewess.
Her interpretation of Judith's triumphant return to Bethulia is among the largest canvases depicting Judith made in seventeenth-century Italy.
In the context of its production, Du Bartas' poem invited readers to link the patroness and the heroine Judith and to link her people and the inhabitants of Judith's village Bethulia.
Valencia, 1771); Historia verdadera, y sagrada de la gloria de Bethulia, Judith contra Holofernes.
Griffith's "Judith of Bethulia," then considered outrageously long at one hour.