Judith and the circumcision

19 Dec

According to the Biblical account, things get a little intense after Judith returns:   Alchior is so excited about the defeat of Holofernes that he asks to be circumcised to become a Jew.

Ernst Fuchs, “Judith and the innocence,” 1988, Oil-tempera mixed media,

Judith:  Um … I heard you made “The Cut” today so I brought you a present?

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Book of Judith, Chapter 14

6 Then they called Achior out of the house of Ozias; and when he was come, and saw the head of Holofernes in a man’s hand in the assembly of the people, he fell down on his face, and his spirit failed.
7 But when they had recovered him, he fell at Judith’s feet, and reverenced her, and said, Blessed art thou in all the tabernacles of Juda, and in all nations, which hearing thy name shall be astonished.
8 Now therefore tell me all the things that thou hast done in these days.
 Then Judith declared unto him in the midst of the people all that she had done, from the day that she went forth until that hour she spake unto them.
9 And when she had left off speaking, the people shouted with a loud voice, and made a joyful noise in their city.
10 And when Achior had seen all that the God of Israel had done, he believed in God greatly, and circumcised the flesh of his foreskin, and was joined unto the house of Israel unto this day.

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