Book of Ruth
This study examines the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament in the Holy Bible: Authorship, date written, brief outline, theological themes and historical setting.
# 18967 | 1,350 words | 4 sources | 1991 |
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Women Studies (Historical Figures) , Women Studies (Spirituality)
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From the Paper:"This study will examine the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament in the Holy Bible. The study will include consideration of the authorship of the Book of Ruth, the date written, a brief outline of the book, major theological themes, the historical setting, and its place in the Hebrew canon.
The Book of Ruth follows the Book of Judges in the Old Testament. It is a relatively brief book, containing only four chapters, and is named after its heroine. It is set in the time of the judges, as we read in Ruth 1:1: "Now it came to pass in days when the judges ruled . . . ."
The question then arises as to why the Book of Ruth was not made a part of the Book of Judges, having chronicled events which are believed to have occurred at the same general period of time as the previous book."
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