Judith gets the boot

01 Aug

Adolf Herres and Joseph Fries, “Judith,” 1934-36, stained glass, Church of Maria Martental, Trier, Germany

Judith is one of six windows in the pilgrimage chapel dedicated to Mary and added in 1934:  Esther, Ruth, Sara, Rebekka, Rachel and Judith – all Old Testament women who are the progenitors of Mary’s divine status.

So explain to me again:  why did Judith get booted from the Bible?  She seems to be keeping good company here.


Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Glory


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3 responses to “Judith gets the boot

  1. mobia1865

    August 2, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful and unique piece of artwork! Judith definitely doesn’t get enough credit.

    • judith2you

      August 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you! Unfortunately, women in general don’t get enough credit. But when she has a big sword, it’s hard to argue.

      • mobia1865

        August 3, 2012 at 10:01 am

        It’s very rare to see female figures other thank virginal saints, renowned for their purity, in ecclesiastical decoration. This is truly a great find.


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