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Author Gladson, Jerry A., 1943-

Title A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of Ruth / Jerry A. Gladson ; with a foreword by William P. Brown
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (454 pages)
Contents A CRITICAL AND EXEGETICAL COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF RUTH; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Introduction to the Book of Ruth; Chapter 1 -- The Question of Authorship; Chapter 2 -- The Question of Origin; Chapter 3 -- The Question of Form; Chapter 4 -- The Question of Interpretation; Part II: Commentary on the Book of Ruth; Chapter 1 -- Exile and Return; Chapter 2 -- Ruth Gleans in the Fields; Chapter 3 -- Night at the Threshing Floor; Chapter 4 -- Transaction at The City Gate; Part III: The Legacy of Ruth
Chapter 1 -- The Question of MeaningChapter 2 -- The Question of Legacy; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Primary Texts and Reference Works; Commentaries; Secondary Studies; Author and Subject Index
Summary Gladson's commentary presupposes some knowledge of Hebrew, but it also breaks down the text of the book of Ruth to provide a widely accessible interpretation of a rather important female voice in the Old Testament. This commentary engages with other exegetical works and claims that Ruth was probably one of the first short stories in recorded history. Due to its presence in the sacred canon it has functioned as a religious text, but it carries much importance as a literary accomplishment for depicting a female protagonist, but also for telling such a vibrant story in such a compact span of time
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Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Ruth -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Ruth fast
Subject RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773417618
OTHER TI Bible. Ruth. Hebrew. 2012
Bible. Ruth. English. 2012