Ruth Narrative Paper #1 1: 1-22

Created on January 10th, 2019
INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

From The New Interpreter's Bible
INTRODUCTION The book of Ruth contains an artistically constructed, kaleidoscopic narrative that is more like an extended parable than a historical report. The story is told with …
Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth - eBook

Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth - eBook

From the Introduction: Described by Goethe as “the most charming little whole” of antiquity, Ruth has long been recognized for its literary quality. This beautifully composed … read more
Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth - eBook

Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth - eBook

From the Introduction: Described by Goethe as “the most charming little whole” of antiquity, Ruth has long been recognized for its literary quality. This beautifully composed … read more
Ruth 1

Ruth 1

From CEB
RuthThe family in Moab1During the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. A man with his wife and two sons went from Bethlehem of Judah to dwell in the…
RUTH 2:1-16 , PORTRAIT OF A "WORTHY" MAN

RUTH 2:1-16 , PORTRAIT OF A "WORTHY" MAN

From The New Interpreter's Bible
RUTH 2:1-16, PORTRAIT OF A "WORTHY" MAN Ruth 2:1-7, "Happening" to Find the Right Field COMMENTARY 2:1. The narrator's introduction of Boaz begins (v…
RUTH 1:6-22 , TURNING BACK

RUTH 1:6-22 , TURNING BACK

From The New Interpreter's Bible
RUTH 1:6-22, TURNING BACK Ruth 1:6-14, "Return to Your Mother's House" COMMENTARY 1:6-7. Clearly Naomi is the focus of the narrator's attention. She started to…
RUTH 1:1-5 , TURNING AWAY

RUTH 1:1-5 , TURNING AWAY

From The New Interpreter's Bible
RUTH 1:1-5, TURNING AWAY COMMENTARY 1:1. Biblical authors sometimes speak of famines as a consequence of or punishment for the sins of the people of God (see Amos 4:6; Hos…
OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

From The New Interpreter's Bible
OVERVIEW The action in the opening chapter of the book of Ruth revolves around Naomi. She provides the thread of narrative continuity in the chapter. We follow her from Bethlehem …
OUTLINE OF RUTH

OUTLINE OF RUTH

From The New Interpreter's Bible
OUTLINE OF RUTH I. Ruth 1:1-22, Turn, Turn, Turn A. 1:1-5, Turning Away B. 1:6-22, Turning Back 1:6-14, "Return to Your Mother's House" 1:15-18, "Don't Tell Me …
READING RUTH IN VARIOUS LIFE SETTINGS

READING RUTH IN VARIOUS LIFE SETTINGS

From The New Interpreter's Bible
READING RUTH IN VARIOUS LIFE SETTINGS Reading history through the lens of Ruth is more like looking through a kaleidoscope than a microscope. While the dominant themes of…
THE AMBIGUITY OF DATING

THE AMBIGUITY OF DATING

From The New Interpreter's Bible
THE AMBIGUITY OF DATING We cannot date the composition of the book of Ruth with any degree of certainty. The linguistic evidence is so ambiguous that equally valid arguments can…
THE INTERPRETIVE CHALLENGE

THE INTERPRETIVE CHALLENGE

From The New Interpreter's Bible
THE INTERPRETIVE CHALLENGE In form and function, the book of Ruth closely resembles both the book of Jonah and the story Nathan tells to David in 2 Sam 12:1-7, without Nathan's…
REDEMPTION AND IDENTIFICATION

REDEMPTION AND IDENTIFICATION

From The New Interpreter's Bible
REDEMPTION AND IDENTIFICATION The purposeful repetition of key terms in the book of Ruth encourages us to consider Naomi as the character who most closely mirrors the attitudes…
Ruth 1

Ruth 1

From KJV
Ruth 1 1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab…
CANONICAL LOCATIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS

CANONICAL LOCATIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS

From The New Interpreter's Bible
CANONICAL LOCATIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS Different Bibles place the book of Ruth in different locations. In Christian Bibles (following the Septuagint), Ruth is found in the…
Immersion Bible Studies: Joshua, Judges, Ruth - eBook

Immersion Bible Studies: Joshua, Judges, Ruth - eBook

Isabel Docampo provides fresh insight into the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth by enabling readers to see these ancient texts through new eyes and discover new applications for… read more