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uni'wissen 1-2013_ENG

Victim and perpetrator: In classical and late antiquity, Jewish scholars condemned Cain as a brother murderer. In the modern period, poets stylized him into a tragic hero who struggles against a self-righteous god. Painting: Rainer Oberhänsli-Widmer, Photo: Thomas Kunz Divine Murderers, Human Heroes by Rimma Gerenstein Jewish studies professor Gabrielle Oberhänsli­Widmer traced changes in images of evil in the history of Jewish theology, culture, and thought 32