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eBook Ruth (1997) (Old Testament Library) ePub

by Kirsten Nielsen

  • ISBN: 0664220924
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Kirsten Nielsen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Westminister John Knox Press; 1st edition (February 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 122
  • ePub book: 1421 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritativ

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritativ. This volume is a powerful addition to this critically acclaimed Old Testament Libraryseries. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

This volume is a powerful addition to this critically acclaimed Old Testament Library series.

As with any series that reaches this level of respectability, it is comprehensive in scope while acknowledging that it is not exhaustive. Introductory matters cover historical concerns, cultural issues, the reception of the text, the integrity of the text, and other interpretive issues.

Publication: Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, 1997Description: 106, xiv, 106 p. SBN: 0-664-22092-4. SBN: 0-664-22092-4 Subject: Библия. Руфь - Комментарии, Bible. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

Ruth Kirsten Nielsen. Series: Old Testament Library Categories: Ruth Tags: Technical. Pages: 106 Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Published: 1997 ISBN-10: 0664220924 ISBN-13: 9780664220921. Nielsen capably handles intertextual issues, and does a fine job noting nuanced character depictions and the difficulties of sifting kinsman-redeemer traditions. Denver Seminary OT Bibliography June 16, 2008 4 5.

This volume is a powerful addition to this critically acclaimed Old Testament Libraryseries. Format Paperback 285 pages.

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Series: Old Testament Library Series. Publication Date: 1997. This volume is a powerful addition to this critically acclaimed Old Testament Library series. Kirsten Nielsen is Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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The book of Ruth is one of the Bible's most enduring and beloved stories. At first glance, the story appears to be a simple tale of hardship and good fortune, but a close reading of the short book yields wonderful new insights. Old Testament Library.

Kirsten Nielsen's commentary on the book of Ruth, now available in a new casebound edition, paints a rich and subtle portrait of its characters, carefully tracing the many connections between this story and other biblical passages, such as the stories of Judah and Tamar. This volume is a powerful addition to this critically acclaimed Old Testament Library series.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.


Charyoll Charyoll
This is a great read on Ruth. The introduction is almost half of the book, and it gives the reader a background on different scholarly approaches to the Bible. The commentary gives the major views of the different passages, as well as the author's perspective when she feels that she has unique insight. It is very approachable and is a great place to start when examining the book of Ruth.
Arabella V. Arabella V.
On time. as promised.
Agamaginn Agamaginn
The Book of Ruth gets its own small volume in the Old Testament Library (OTL) series. Written by Kirsten Nielsen, this commentary meets the aims of the series in providing a critical take in a mid-length commentary. Though I do not hold to the author’s viewpoint, I did appreciate its thorough presentation of a critical position as well as several reflections that you won’t find anywhere else.

In the Introduction, the author first discusses contents and structure. The author seems impressed with the outstanding, tight structure of this little book. Though a short section, I found the comments on structure helpful. Next, there’s the typical discussion of genre found in most commentaries on Ruth. The rest of the Introduction focuses intensely on inter-textual reading. In other words, the author loves tracing out connections to other parts of Scripture. Some seem more plausible to me than others, but this is clearly an area where the author has carved out a niche. I couldn’t follow the thinking presented in the historical context, but it matches what you would expect in a critical commentary. Much better is a discussion of theological themes. Finally, there’s a short discussion about the text of Ruth.

The commentary well matches what I’ve come to expect from the OTL series. In several places, you will glean much food for thought. I appreciated the emphasis of hesed not being overlooked. On the downside, the discussion of Ruth’s behavior at the threshing floor that included a confidence of sexual activity and of that sexual activity being praiseworthy was more than I could take! Fortunately, the commentary on other parts of the narrative is much more reasonable.

This book is one of the best to gain the perspective of the critical camp. It’s not prolix, it’s easy to follow, and it will stretch your mind in places. If you can overlook that one offensive section, you will find this a nice book to add to your library.

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