Thus, Ruth provided either an introduction to the Psalms or a memoir of their author (so Wolfenson, “Implications,” pp. 167– 68). Alternatively, the order was a chronological one, whether of events (so M. Weinfeld, “Ruth, Book of,” ...
Author: Rubert L. Hubbard
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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.
( RUTH finishes the bread . They sit in silence . RUTH hesitantly takes out the pencil . ) HANNAH . How in the world did you get that ? RUTH . I just did . HANNAH . Did you take it from / RUTH . I just got it , that's all . HANNAH .
e former was shown to be unreliable for the origin of the book of Ruth, and the latter is itself based on assumptions about the dating of Pentateuchal legal texts. 90. E.g., Paul Humbert, “Art et leçon de l'historie de Ruth,” RTP 26 ...
Author: Peter H. W. Lau
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
“Do not urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you. For wherever you go, I will go, and wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people are my people, and your God is my God.” In this pivotal verse, Ruth’s self-sacrificial declaration of loyalty to her mother-in-law Naomi forms the relationship at the heart of the book of Ruth. Peter H. W. Lau’s new translation and commentary explores the human and divine love at the center of the narrative as well as the book’s relevance to Christian theology. In the latest entry in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament, Lau upholds the series’ standard of quality. The Book of Ruth includes detailed notes on the translation and pays careful attention to the original Hebrew and the book's historical context, all the while remaining focused on Ruth’s relevance to Christian readers today. An indispensable resource for pastors, scholars, students, and all readers of Scripture, Lau’s commentary is the perfect companion to one of the most beloved books of the Old Testament.
Ruth's second husband . Because Boaz and Ruth were the parents of Obed , the grandfather of David , both are mentioned among the ancestors of Christ at Mt 1 : 5 ( and compare Lk 3:32 ) . It was strikingly ignorant , therefore , to ...
And Ruth, If we take the last word of the previous verse and the first two words of this verse we have "Boaz and Ruth". This may be mere coincidence (is anything mere coincidence?) but it does plant a subconscious link between the two.
Author: J. Peipman
Publisher: Xulon Press
One of the most underestimated books of the Bible unfolds line by line with fascinating new insights revealing extraordinary love, indomitable spirit, and how trusting God leads to blessings. (Biblical Studies)
The Marriage of Ruth and Boaz ” in JBL 59 ( 1940 ) , pp . 445-454 . Bush , R. W. , Popular Introduction to Ruth , London 1883 . Cannon , W. W. , " The Book of Ruth " , in Theology 16 ( 1928 ) , pp . 310-319 .
David, M. "The Date of the Book of Ruth." OtSt 1 (1942): 55-63. Davies, Eryl W. "Inheritance Rights and the Hebrew Levirate Marriage: Part 2." VT31 (1981): 257-68. ———. "Ruth IV 5 and the Duties of the Go'el." VT33 (1983): 231-34.
Author: Peter H. W. Lau
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
This study demonstrates the importance of including narrative ethics in a construction of Old Testament ethics, as a correction for the current state of marginalisation of narrative in this discipline. To this end, the concept of identity is used as a lens through which to understand and derive ethics. Since self-conception in ancient Israel is generally held to be predominantly collectivist in orientation, social identity theory is used to understand ancient Israelite identity. Although collectivist sensitivities are important, a social identity approach also incorporates an understanding of individuality. 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. Since behavioural norms are an aspect of identity, narrative also influences behaviour. A social identity approach can also highlight the social processes within a society. The social processes taking place in the two most commonly proposed provenances for the book of Ruth are discussed: the Monarchic and Persian Periods. It is found that the social emphases of the book of Ruth most closely correspond to the social undercurrents of the Persian Period. On this basis, a composition for the book of Ruth in the Restoration period is proposed.
ROLE DEDIFFERENTIATION IN THE BOOK OF RUTH Jon L. Berquist The simple story of Ruth often proves a difficult ground for precise exe- gesis . In recent years , many studies have utilized literary methods to understand the narrative ...
Author: J. Cheryl Exum
Publisher: A&C Black
This volume is part of a series which brings together the best articles on major fields of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies from the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. The aim of the series is to provide for scholars and students a convenient and up-to-date briefing on developments in the field. The so-called historical books embrace a vast amount of diverse biblical material, from Joshuah to Nehemiah, and this selection of 20 essays covers a breadth of biblical material using a wide range of methodological approaches. The breadth of its scope combined with the depth of scholarship makes this Reader a useful and comprehensive resource for both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Four chapters of elegant Hebrew prose transport Ruth and Naomi from sorrow to triumphant joy by means of dramatic dialogues, suspense, extended word play, and intricate compositional symmetries. The book's verbal sophistication suggests ...
Author: Michael David Coogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Presents the complete text of the New Revised Standard Version Bible, with the Aprocryphal/Deuterocanonical books; and features annotations in a single column across the page bottom, in-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text, and other reference tools.
Ruth becomes pregnant , gives birth to a son named Obed , and the book ends with a genealogy reciting the family line of David from Judah ... B. Place in the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible The book of Ruth can be read in various ways .
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Dealing with each section of the canon, this book explains standard questions, paying special attention to where scholars agree and where they don't.