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Author Lau, Peter H. W.

Title Identity and ethics in the book of Ruth : a social identity approach / Peter H.W. Lau
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages)
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; Bd. 416
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 416.
Contents Ancient Israelite identity -- Boaz : identity and ethics -- Ruth : identity and ethics -- Naomi : identity and ethics -- A provenance for the book of Ruth
Summary 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 prot
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-223) and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. Ruth -- Criticism, Narrative
Bible. Ruth -- Social scientific criticism
Bible. Ruth fast
Rut (Buch) idszbz
Bibeln. G.T. Rut -- analys och tolkning. sao
Subject Ethics in the Bible.
Sociology, Biblical.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Social scientific criticism of sacred works
Ethics in the Bible
Sociology, Biblical
Sozialgeschichtliche Exegese.
Narrative Exegese.
Soziale Identität.
Etik i Bibeln.
Israel (Altertum)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110247619