Judith : accomplished lovesome Christian Woman.


A ” family “ is a nuclear society, a construct of meanings and injustices relationships. The family provides to the society universal functions such as : regulation of sexual behavior; replacement of member; socialization; care and protection; social placement & status; emotional support and affection, according to Robertson (1989:249). The women ” as a major stakeholder “ in the society building, with her intelligence and personality protect the family from disruptions and disintegration (by accepting the dominance of men in all endeavors of the societal life ); can no more be kept behind the curtain doing only domestic duties. Therefore, our society is accepting the wider participation of women. They are working as Reverent minister of God, pilots, and they are even holding the helm ( a position of leadership or control ) of a country’s administration.


Furthermore, the whole goal of the book Titus in the second chapter (2), in the New Testament Bible, is to train younger woman in ” Biblical “, simple-to-measure, Spirit-empowered, love-based living. The Apostle Paul did not call for Titus as the “PASTOR ” to train all women in these qualities God wanted them to cultivate, rather he called upon the godly older women of Christ’s Church. He singles out the women of faith, those who had already learned to love their husbands, learned to love their children and learned to be reverent, godly, modest and wise. The older women are to have mastered all the criteria and the younger women are trained in the last six (6): (1) Living as a priest for God; (2) with guarded tongues; (3) and no excesses; (4) with visible integrity; (5) as earnest mentors of younger ones; (6) wives who are their Husbands Best Friend.


Judith as a “Biblical character” in the Old Testament Bible (Deuteronomy-canonical) embodied the highest ascetic and spiritual ideals of the Christian life. She could serve as a “RAW MODEL” for all servants of God. But, more especially, those in monastic life. Hers ( that which belongs to her ) was manifestly an example for emulation of Hugh of St Victor : ” Therefore, beloved, let us imitate Judith by loving chastity, by subduing the flesh through fasting, by praying to God with devotion, by asking his mercy, by humbling our souls to him, so that we may be her imitators by overcoming the enemy and obtaining the victory. “


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