The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth

The four other books were Psalms (with Ruth?), Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. If one of the last two was omitted, Lamentations would be counted instead; so Beckwith, Canon, p. 119. 7. For the texts and discussion, see Beckwith, ...

Author: Rubert L. Hubbard

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467422963

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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The book of Ruth contains one of the Bible's best-known and most-loved stories. This major commentary by Robert L. Hubbard Jr. shows how the author of Ruth used, with great literary artistry, the story of Ruth and Naomi to convey important theological themes. In his introduction Hubbard discusses the issues of text, canonicity, literary criticism, authorship, date, purpose, setting, genre, legal background, themes, and theology, concluding with an outline of the book and a thorough bibliography. The commentary proper is based on Hubbard's own fresh translation and accented by copious footnotes on textual, philological, and literary matters. Gleaning the best from recent research on Ruth, Hubbard gives the story's rich literary, grammatical, and theological dimensions a careful, rigorous treatment. He allows for the possibility that the anonymous author was a woman and argues that the narrative itself aims to counter opposition to the Davidic monarchy in Israel and Judah during Solomon's reign. Throughout, Hubbard's sensitivity to the literary genius of Ruth's author and his coherent explication of the outworking of the book's theological themes make this volume an invaluable tool for anyone desiring to explore the intriguing story of Ruth in depth.
Categories: Religion

Book of Ruth

Book of Ruth

THE BOOK OF RUTH A Full - length Play For 3 Men and 2 Women CHARACTERS RUTH ... Jewish girl , early teens Doubles as Young Hannah ( Ruth's granddaughter ) in the final scene HANNAH ..... Ruth's grandmother , 60s Doubles as Old Ruth in ...

Author: Deborah Lynn Frockt

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 1583420770

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 71

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Categories: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Character Complexity in the Book of Ruth

Character Complexity in the Book of Ruth

8.4 High Fidelity The picture turned upside down in Ruth gives a new understanding of the foreigner , transforming him or her from being a problem into being a maker of redemption . The reader has already understood this through Ruth's ...

Author: Kristin Moen Saxegaard

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161503856

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Kristen Moen Saxegaard demonstrates how character complexity generates theological themes in the Book of Ruth. Each character has its specific voice which raises a particular topic. The interaction between the characters elaborates multiple perspectives to these themes, which offer new approaches and alternative answers to the reading of Ruth.
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the linguistic and literary form of the book of ruth

the linguistic and literary form of the book of ruth

FIRST CHAPTER THE GENERAL CHARACTER OF THE BOOK OF RUTH To one who has read the JE narratives of the Pentateuch , the narrative portions of the books of Joshua , Judges , Samuel , and Kings , the language of the book of Ruth sounds ...

Author: Jacob Martin Myers

Publisher: Brill Archive

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Category: Bible

Page: 69

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Categories: Bible

The Book of Ruth and the Book of Esther

The Book of Ruth and the Book of Esther

THE BOOKS OF RUTH AND ESTHER ; with 12 Photogravures after Gilbert JAMES . MILTON'S COMUS ; with 8 Photogravures and 3 half - tone Illustrations after JESSIE M. KING . MATTHEW ARNOLD'S POEMS ; with 12 Photogravures after Gilbert JAMES .

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ISBN: UCD:31175000795933

Category: Bible

Page: 94

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Categories: Bible

Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae CIAP Volume Two

Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae  CIAP  Volume Two

This historical importance is clearly reflected in the hundreds of inscriptions, the texts of which cover a variety of topics: construction, dedication, religious endowments, epitaphs, Qur'anic texts, prayers and invocations, all now ...

Author: Moše Šārôn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004110836

Category: History

Page: 474

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Western Palestine is extremely rich in Arabic inscriptions, whose dates range from as early as ce 150 until modern times. Most of the inscriptions date from the Islamic period, for under Islam the country gained particular religious and strategic importance, even though it made up only part of the larger province of Syria. This historical importance is clearly reflected in the hundreds of inscriptions, the texts of which cover a variety of topics: construction, dedication, religious endowments, epitaphs, Qur'anic texts, prayers and invocations, all now assembled in this Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae (CIAP). The inscriptions are arranged according to site, and are studied in their respective topographical, historical and cultural contexts. In this way the CIAP offers more than a survey of inscriptions: it represents the epigraphical angle of the geographical history of the Holy Land.
Categories: History

The Story of Naomi The Book of Ruth

The Story of Naomi   The Book of Ruth

Alicia Ostriker labels Ruth a “countertext” forming a “counter-current to certain dominant biblical concepts and motifs.” Ostriker, “The Book of Ruth and the Love of the Land,” 344. Alice Ogden Bellis describes Ruth as a subversive ...

Author: Terry Giles

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498206198

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The book of Ruth is probably best known as a romantic love story that, through the expression of loving devotion, overcomes tragedy and ends with the founding of the most famous family in all of biblical Israel. But the book wasn't always this way. In fact, it wasn't a book at all but rather a story told with a very different purpose in mind. Before Ruth, there was the Story of Naomi, a subversive story designed to challenge a male-dominated status quo. Through comedy, sarcastic irony, and unparalleled rhetorical skill the Naomi storyteller holds up for inspection social gender roles and the power of sexuality in a manner that resonates yet today. The Story of Naomi--The Book of Ruth goes behind the literary rendition of the story and recaptures the original oral tale, with script and performance directions that brings to life the humor, tragedy, and transparent honesty shared between the Naomi storyteller and her audience.
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Narrative Desire and the Book of Ruth

Narrative Desire and the Book of Ruth

Conceivably the book of Ruth was written to stress the need for the faithful to make God's deliverance a reality. Finally, of course, the book of Ruth highlights the lives of women. In light of the androcentric nature of much biblical ...

Author: Stephanie Day Powell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567682239

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Stephanie Day Powell illuminates the myriad forms of persuasion, inducement, discontent, and heartbreak experienced by readers of Ruth. Writing from a lesbian perspective, Powell draws upon biblical scholarship, contemporary film and literature, narrative studies, feminist and queer theories, trauma studies and psychoanalytic theory to trace the workings of desire that produced the book of Ruth and shaped its history of reception. Wrestling with the arguments for and against reading Ruth as a love story between women, Powell gleans new insights into the ancient world in which Ruth was written. Ruth is known as a tale of two courageous women, the Moabite Ruth and her Israelite mother-in-law Naomi. As widows with scarce means of financial or social support, Ruth and Naomi are forced to creatively subvert the economic and legal systems of their day in order to survive. Through exceptional acts of loyalty, they, along with their kinsman Boaz, re-establish the bonds of family and community, while preserving the line of Israel's great king David. Yet for many, the story of Ruth is deeply dissatisfying. Scholars increasingly recognize how Ruth's textual “gaps” and ambiguities render conventional interpretations of the book's meaning and purpose uncertain. Feminist and queer interpreters question the appropriation of a woman's story to uphold patriarchal institutions and heteronormative values. Such avenues of inquiry lend themselves to questions of narrative desire, that is, the study of how stories frame our desires and how our own complex longings affect the way we read.
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Identity and Ethics in the Book of Ruth

Identity and Ethics in the Book of Ruth

26 Hence, the allusion to the type scene flags the romantic potential between Ruth and Boaz to the implied reader. Throughout the chapter, the implied author is planting the seeds of relational development in the reader's mind, ...

Author: Peter H. W. Lau

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110247602

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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This study demonstrates the importance of including narrative ethics in a construction of Old Testament ethics. The social identity approach is used as a lens through which to understand and derive ethics. This approach highlights the social emphases of a biblical text, and consequently assists in understanding a text s original ethical message. The book of Ruth is used as a test case, employing a social identity approach for understanding the narrative, but also to model the approach so that it can be implemented more widely in study of the Old Testament and narrative ethics. Each of the protagonists in the book of Ruth is examined in regards to their personal and social self-components. This study reveals that the narrative functions to shape or reinforce the identity of an ancient Israelite implied reader. A social identity approach can also highlight the social processes within a society. The social processes taking place in the Monarchic and Persian Periods are discussed, and it is found that the social emphases of the book of Ruth most closely correspond to the social undercurrents of the Persian Period."
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The Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth

Ruth sings . Naomi sings . Bethlehem sings . The song is a marriage hymn . O happy , happy Bethlehem ! And as Ruth sang baby Obed to sleep at twilight when earth walked out unwittingly into summer and lovely Bethlehem was strangely ...

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ISBN: WISC:89041251794

Category: Bible

Page: 117

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Categories: Bible