Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 4:1 Bible
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 4:1
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial A with Judith beheading Holofernes, beginning the Book of Judith
- The Book of Judith is one of the deutero-canonical books included in the Vulgate Bible. It tells the story of the Old Testament heroine Judith, a Jewish widow. This initial depicts the moment when Judith beheads Holofernes, the leader of the Assyrian army. While the Jewish city of Bethulia was under siege, Judith entered the Assyrian camp to seduce Holofernes, only to slay him in his sleep. Her bravery inspired the Jews to defend themselves and drive away the Assyrians.
Extent162 x 297 mm
- 13th century
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