Lange, Lydia: Die Juditfigur in der Vulgata. Eine theologische Studie zur lateinischen Bibel. Verlag De Gruyter, 2016. 456 pages, 129,95 Euro. ISBN 978-3-11-048823-4Her supervisor was Prof. Barbara Schmitz, Head of the Chair of Old Testament Studies and Biblical-Oriental Languages at the University of Würzburg.
"The Book of Judith is one of the more recent works of the Old Testament; it was written down for the first time about 100 b. C., in Greek"
"Jerome emphasizes Judith's chastity - but the Greek original and the other Latin translations do not mention that word at all",
Jerome may also have used a strategy that is commonly used in theater and literature up to this day: recasting an old story for the present.The implications for theology, sacred book translation and translation tout court are considerable, to say the least.