Book of Ruth
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ruth, Book of
Ruth, Book of (רוּת‎, ruth). A story set in the time of the judges. Records a story of love, loyalty, and friendship involving a Moabite woman, her Judaean mother-in-law, and the kinsman-redeemer, Boaz. Concludes with a genealogy of David.
Ruth, Book of, Critical Issues
Ruth, Book of, Critical Issues Surveys scholarly issues related to the book of Ruth.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ruth, Book of
RUTH, BOOK OF. The story of Ruth and Naomi is a tale of human kindness and devotion transcending the limits of national- or self-interest. It is the book of the OT which has long been cited as a perfect example of the art of telling a story.A. Summary of PlotB. CompositionC. DateD. AuthorE. Text
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ruth rōoþ [Heb. rût—‘companion, friend,’ or ‘satiated, satisfied’]. The title of one of the five Megilloth (scrolls) within the hagiography of the OT (the order of the OT books in English versions follows the LXX, which placed Ruth after Judges, apparently on the basis of Ruth 1:1; see Childs, p. 564)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ruth, Book of
RUTH, BOOK OFPreviewAuthor and DatePurposeContentMessageAuthor and Date The author of the book is unknown. The question of authorship has particular connection with the date of writing, and a few clues provide at least an educated guess. The book must have been written sometime after the beginning
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ruth, Book Of
Ruth, book of, the second of the Five Scrolls, or Megilloth, which are found in the Ketuvim, or Writings division, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). Each of these scrolls is read within the Jewish community on the occasion of a yearly commemoration. The book of Ruth is connected to Shavuot, the Festival
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ruth, Book of (Writing)
RUTH, BOOK OF. The Heb. Bible places the book of Ruth in the last major division (Writings) as one of the five Megilloth. English Bibles place it after the book of Judges, following the LXX, Vulgate, and Josephus. It is doubtful that the book of Ruth was once a part of the book of Judges. It is a short
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ruth, Book of (Writing)
RUTH, BOOK OF. In the Heb. Bible Ruth is one of the five Megilloth or ‘rolls’, included in the ‘Writings’, the third division of the Canon. It is read annually by the Jews at the Feast of Weeks. In the lxx, Vulg., and most modern versions it comes immediately after Judges; Josephus (Contra Apionem 1.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ruth (Heb. rûṯ, Book ofThe book of Ruth has no named author, no named date of origin, and there is modern debate as whether or not the purpose of the story was to settle the issues of universalism versus exclusivism, matriarchy versus patriarchy, the status of the levirate marriage, the status of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ruth, Book Of
RUTH, BOOK OF A book of the Old Testament that tells the story of a Moabite woman who became an ancestor of David. Ruth is included in the Hebrew Bible as one of the five Megilloth (rolls) in the third division of the Hebrew canon, called the Writings. Christian Bibles follow the lead of ancient translations
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ruth, Book of
Ruth, Book of. The Book tells the story of Ruth, a Moabitess, who had married a Hebrew when he was compelled during a famine in the land of Judah to take refuge in Moab. It is narrated how, after the death of her husband, Ruth determined to return to Judah with her mother-in-law, and how Boaz, a kinsman
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