Ruth by Jeremy Schipper

Genre : Bible
Editor : Yale University Press
Release : 2016-01-05
ISBN-13 : 9780300192155
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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In recent years, students, scholars, and lay readers of the Bible have been increasingly drawn to the book of Ruth. Delving deeply into the complicated nature of its characters relationships, Jeremy Schipper encourages readers to consider the roles that categories of difference involving gender, disability, household status, ethnicity, and sexual desire play throughout the text. This fresh translation of the deceptively simple book is more literal and less idiosyncratic than its predecessors. Combining the traditional strengths of the Anchor Yale Bible series with the latest research in biblical scholarship, Schipper s much-needed volume will succeed Edward F. Campbell s 1975 edition as the go-to commentary for years to come."

Ruth by André Lacocque

Genre : Religion
Editor : Fortress Press
Release : 2004
ISBN-13 : 0800695151
Hardcover : 187 Pages


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This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative book of Ruth appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. LaCocque combines historical, literary, feminist, and liberationist approaches in an engaging synthesis. He argues that the book was written in the post-exilic period and that the author was a woman. Countering the fears and xenophobia of many in Jerusalem, the biblical author employed the notion of h.esed (kindness, loyalty, steadfast love), which transcends any national boundaries. LaCocque focuses on redemption and levirate marriage as the two legal issues that recur throughout the text of Ruth. Ruth comes from the despised people of Moab but becomes a model for Israel. Boaz, converted to the model of steadfast love, becomes both redeemer and levir for Ruth and thus fulfills the Torah. In the conclusion to his study, the author sketches some parallels with Jesus' hermeneutics of the Law as well as postmodern problems and solutions.

The Structure Of The Book Of Ruth by Marjo Christina Annette Korpel

Genre : Religion
Editor : Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
Release : 2001
ISBN-13 : 9023236572
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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Series: Pericope, 2 The Book of Ruth reads like a novel. Scholars agree on the literary virtuosity of its author, but are deeply divided about the way she or he has structured the work. For the first time ever, The Structure of the Book of Ruth makes use of hitherto neglected evidence from ancient Hebrew, Greek, Syriac and Latin manuscripts in an attempt to create a more objective basis for discussions about the book's structure. This type of structural analysis is a powerful new tool in the hands of Bible scholars. Structural irregularities appear to elucidate the redactional history of the Book of Ruth. Structural breaks and links appear to function as markers indicating a certain understanding of the text to the exclusion of other possibilities. The question of divine justice comes out as the central theme of the book. Is it justified to accuse God of injustice, as Naomi did? The time when this problem was most virulent was the exilic and post-exilic period. Naomi appears to stand for the old Zion, the embittered widow of Lamentations 1. Ruth is a personification of the new Zion, the bride whom her divine husband will marry again. The remarkable openness to an active role of foreigners and women in the restoration of Israel is a deliberate protest against the draconic measures of Ezra and Nehemiah against marriages with foreign women.

Ruth by Robert D. Holmstedt

Genre : Religion
Editor :
Release : 2010
ISBN-13 : 1932792910
Hardcover : 226 Pages


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In addition to this, Ruth, the newest volume in the series, handbooks on Amos, Genesis 1-11, and Jonah are now available.--Adam J. Howell "Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies"

The Story Of Ruth by Joan Chittister

Genre : Religion
Editor : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2000
ISBN-13 : 0802847420
Hardcover : 92 Pages


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"In concert with Swanson's art, Chittister's prose explores, through the biblical story of Ruth, a series of twelve life-defining moments in every woman's life"--Publisher description.

The Book Of Ruth by Robert L. Hubbard

Genre : Religion
Editor : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1988
ISBN-13 : 0802825265
Hardcover : 317 Pages


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In the Old Testament we read God s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us. These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God s word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters textual criticism, critical problems, and so on with exposition of the biblical writer s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.

Ruth by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld

Genre :
Editor : Westminster John Knox Press
Release :
ISBN-13 : 0664237401
Hardcover : Pages


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Ruth by Judith Couchman

Genre : Christian life
Editor : Zondervan Publishing Company
Release : 1999-11
ISBN-13 : 0310226651
Hardcover : 79 Pages


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Through intriguing stories of biblical women, the 'Women of the Bible' study series helps you see how God wants to work in your life. Questions and activities are designed to encourage personal application, understanding, and prayer, and to foster interaction within your study group. Ruth left her own people out of loyalty to Naomi. The story of their relationship and how God rewarded Ruth for her faithfulness helps us reflect on God's provision and guidance. This study illustrates how we can trust the Lord through faith and action in difficult times.

Ruth by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1853
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105013392605
Hardcover : Pages


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Genre : Religion
Editor : University Press of America
Release : 2001
ISBN-13 : 076182023X
Hardcover : 176 Pages


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This theological commentary to the Rabbinic Midrash explores a simple proposition, in three parts: I. The reading of Scripture by principal parts of the Rabbinic Midrash is formed by compositions and composites that are animated by a cogent theological system. II. These primary components of the Midrash-compilations, further, are in part aimed at systematic demonstrations of theorems of a theological character. III. While forming a principal part of a large theological structure and system, each document is unique.