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Reading Ruth in the Restoration Period

by E. Allen Jones III
Format
Book
Published
New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2016.
Language
English
Series
The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
ISBN
9780567658449, 0567658449
Contents
  • Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1
  • Introduction; 1. Ruth and Its Interpreters; a. Modes of Inquiry; b. Interpretations: Past and Present; 2. Format of this Study; Part I
  • Exegesis in Ruth; Chapter 2
  • Characterization in Ruth; 1. Introduction; 2. Moab and Moabites; a. Moab in Opposition to Israel; b. Moab/Moabite in Ruth; 3. On the Road Back to Bethlehem; a. On the Road; b. Arriving in Bethlehem; c. Conclusions; 4. In the Fields of Bethlehem; a. Introduction; b. Ruth Among the Bethlehemites; c. Conclusions; 5. A Search for Rest?; a. Introduction; b. Naomi's Plan
  • C. Ruth's Interventiond. Summary; 6. Damning with Faint Praise; a. Introduction; b. Ruth and the People of Bethlehem; 7. Summary and Conclusions; Chapter 3
  • Inner-Biblical Allusions in Ruth; 1. Introduction; 2. Preliminary Matters; 3. Inner-Biblical Allusions in Ruth; 4. Ruth and the Patriarchs; a. A New Journey to the Promised Land (Genesis 12:1-9; Ruth 2:11); b. Hints of a Special Marriage (Genesis 24; 29:1-30; Exodus 2:15-22; Ruth 1-4); c. Passing the Promise to a New Heir (Genesis 27:1-40; Ruth 3); 5. Ruth and the Matriarchs; a. Another Providentially Chosen Partner (Genesis 24)
  • Ruth 1-4)b. Ruth the Trickster? (Genesis 29:15-30:24; 38; Ruth 4:11-12); c. Ruth a New Mother of Israel (Genesis 11:30; 15:1-6; 18:1-15; 21:1-7; 25:19-34; 29:31-30:24; Judges 13:1-25; 1 Samuel 1:1-20; 2:11; 2 Kings 4:8-17; Ruth 1-4); d. Ruth a New Mother of Moab (Genesis 19:30-38; Ruth 1; 3); 6. Connections with Other Biblical Texts; a. Ruth Marries the Nation of Israel (Genesis 2:24; Ruth 1-2); b. Ruth Provides Food for Israel (Deuteronomy 23:4-7 [EV 3-6]; Ruth 2-3); c. Ruth and Boaz as Forerunners of Royalty (1 Samuel 25; Ruth 1-3); 7. Elimelek, Naomi, and the Patriarchs
  • A. Famine and Exodus from the Land (Genesis 12:10-20 26:1-16; 41-47; 2 Kings 8:1; Ruth 1); b. Naomi Doubts Yhwh's Ability (Genesis 18:9-15; Ruth 1:11-13); 8. Summary and Conclusions; a. Direction of Dependence and the Ruth Narrative; b. Re-use and Purpose; Part II
  • Dating Ruth; Chapter 4
  • Dating Ruth: Linguistic, Legal, and Social Considerations; 1. Introduction; 2. Dating the Language in Ruth; a. Past Evidence for Linguistic Dating; b. New Evidence and Old Arguments for LBH in Ruth; c. Summary; 3. Dating Legal Practices in Ruth; a. Past Attempts at Dating Legal Practices
  • B. A New Approach to Dating the Marriage of Ruth and Boazc. Summary; 4. The Social Setting of the Ruth Narrative; a. Congruence with Monarchic Social Settings ; b. Congruence with a Restoration Setting; c. Summary; 5. Chapter Summary; Chapter 5
  • Ruth and Models For Exile and Return; 1. Introduction; 2. Making a Comparison; 3. Exiles and their Experiences; 4. The Judean Experience of Exile; 5. The Dynamics of Return; 6. The Judean Return in Sociological Perspective; a. Ezra-Nehemiah and an RA Perspective; b. Ruth and an ISR Perspective; 7. Chapter Summary; Chapter 6
  • Conclusion; 1. Review
Description
210 pages : 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
The library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; volume 604
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 604
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