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(ˌhɒləˈfɜːniːz; həˈlɒfəˌniːz)
(Bible) the Assyrian general, who was killed by the biblical heroine Judith


(ˌhɒl əˈfɜr niz, ˌhoʊ lə-)

(in the Book of Judith) a general of Nebuchadnezzar killed by Judith.
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Noun1.Holofernes - (Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine JudithHolofernes - (Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
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Before Felton replied, and before she should be forced to resume this conversation, so difficult to be sustained in the same exalted tone, she let her hands fall; and as if the weakness of the woman overpowered the enthusiasm of the inspired fanatic, she said: "But no, it is not for me to be the Judith to deliver Bethulia from this Holofernes.
Now, D'Artagnan, when he left Calais with his ten scamps, would have hesitated as little in attacking a Goliath, a Nebuchadnezzar, or a Holofernes as he would in crossing swords with a recruit or caviling with a landlady.
notes the allusion to "Gargantua's mouth" in As You Like It; the debt of Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost to Gargantua's slow scholastic tutor, Holoferne, and that of Mercutio and Falstaff to the wily trickster and companion of Pantagruel, Panurge; as well as use of the Hell episode from Pantagruel in King Lear; but she does not examine the relationship of these allusions to the general temper of the plays in which they appear.
Among the religious paintings, don't miss Jacques Stella at Didier Aaron and Judith with the Head of Holofernes by the baroque painter Pedro Nunez del Valle at Porcini.
Robertson meaningfully highlights Pietro Aldobrandini's commission of the Creation series and the Old Testament cycle from Cavaliere d'Arpino in the Villa Belvedere at Frascati, and quotes his description of d'Arpino's Holofernes (118).
Lazzeri identifico un tumor en el pecho en el cuadro Judith con la cabeza de Holofernes, pintado hacia 1616 por Peter Paul Rubens, de la escuela flamenca.
Judith and her maid don't have to bring a weapon to this fight; Holofernes furnishes plenty, with which he is dispatched.
In fact, describing the bloody Judith Beheading Holofernes as gory is an understatement.
Called Judith Beheading Holofernes, the canvas was discovered in Toulouse, southern France.
Perhaps the Susanna and the Elders of 1610 (Schonborn Collection) or the Judith and Holofernes of ca.
El presente trabajo analiza la relacion entre pintura y poesia en el soneto de Lope de Vega "Al triunfo de Judit", (6) una de las composiciones mas famosas del escritor, basada en la historia de Judith narrada en el texto de la Vulgata en el que se describe el momento posterior a la decapitacion de Holofernes por Judith y la exhibicion de la cabeza del general asirio desde los muros de Betulia.
En otra pintura de su "ciclo dorado", Judith con la cabeza de Holofernes, la seductora Adele luce la misma gargantilla de diamantes que llevaba en el retrato, pero ahora tiene un escote obsceno y sostiene una cabeza por los cabellos con una sonrisa de extasis.