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Ruth And Esther

Author : John F. MacArthur
ISBN : 9781418574499
Genre : Religion
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These study guides, part of a 16-volume set from noted Bible scholar John MacArthur, take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, as well as ample space for journaling, The MacArthur Bible Studies are an invaluable tool for Bible Students of all ages.

The Books Of Ruth And Esther

Author : Joanna Trollope
ISBN : 9780857861023
Genre : Bibles
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This volume presents the texts of two Old Testament books, Ruth and Esther, two of the very few biblical stories to focus on women. Ruth in particular has attracted much attention from feminist scholars, though it reinforces age-old notions of male dominance. With an introduction by Joanna Trollope

Ruth And Esther

Author : Katrina J. Larkin
ISBN : 1850757550
Genre : Religion
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This addition to the Old Testament Guides series studies the only two biblical books to have been named after women, and finds them refreshingly different. A rich field of new writing on Esther is surveyed, showing that this exotic book is emerging from a long period under a cloud to make valuable contributions to a number of current debates: what makes a biblical text theologically valuable or dangerous - and how do our perceptions change? what is the relation beween history and theology? what is the status of variant forms of the biblical tradition? how does the book achieve its literary impact? - and, of course, what contribution does it make to feminist biblical studies? Ruth is more of an established favourite in the biblical canon. The Guide tackles the elusive questions of its dating and the nature of its relationship to Israelite law, as well as the contrivance of its literary beauty and the subtlety of its theology. The needs of students studying Ruth as a set text in Hebrew are taken into account, but the Guide follows the series as a whole in catering primarily for those studying English text.

Berit Olam Ruth And Esther

Author : Tod Linafelt
ISBN : 9780814682180
Genre : Religion
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Some ancient works of literature survive in fragments that appear so simple and complete it's hard to imagine them as being part of a larger narrative. Such is the case with Ruth and Esther. On first reading they appear so simple, so whole, and their meanings so completely self-evident. Yet the closer you look, the more perplexing they become. Ruth and Esther offers that close look, enabling readers to discover the uncertainties of the texts and demonstrating how these uncertainties are not problems to be solved, but rather are integral to the narrative art of these texts. In Ruth, the first part of this volume, Tod Linafelt highlights the most unresolved and perplexing aspects of Ruth. In doing so he offers an interpretation he calls "unsettling." Linafelt states that it is unsettling in the sense that he often refuses to ?settle? on a single, unequivocal meaning of a particular word, phrase, or theme. Rather he prefers to underscore the dual or even multiple meanings that the narrative so often has. Another way Ruth differs from other interpretations is that Linafelt entertains the possibility that there might be complexity or ambiguity with regard to the various characters? motivations, the presentation of God, or the book?s purpose. In this commentary, Linafelt explores the ambiguities of meaning built into the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the story to discover how these ambiguities carry over to the larger interpretive issues of characterization, theology, and purpose. He also lays forth an argument that the book of Ruth is intended to be read as an interlude between Judges and Samuel. The second part of this volume focuses on Esther, a story of anti-Judaism that raises strikingly contemporary questions concerning relations between sexism, ethnocentrism, and national identity. In Esther Timothy Beal guides readers into the meaning of the story using rhetorical criticism. He asks questions without assuming that there must be answers and allows for complexity, perplexity, and the importance of accidents in the text. In essence, Beal emphasizes the particular over the general and the tentative over the continuous; however, he does not altogether dismiss the importance of broader interpretations of Esther, especially those focusing on narrative structure. Chapters in Ruth are ?The Bond between Ruth and Naomi,? ?Finding Favor in Boaz?s Field,? ?An Ambiguous Encounter in the Night,? and ?Making It All Legal.? Chapters in Esther are ?Beginning with the End of Vashti: Esther 1:1-22,? ?Remembering to Forget: Esther 2:1-4,? ?New Family Dynamics: Esther 2:5-18,? ?Coup: Esther 2:19-23,? ?Politics of Anti-Judaism: Esther 3:1-15,? ?Another Quarter: Esther 4:1-17,? ?Face to Face: Esther 5:1-8,? ?Fifty Cubits for Mordecai: Esther 5:9-14,? ?Sleep Deserts: Esther 6:1-14,? ?Coming Out Party: Esther 7:1- 10,? ?Overwriting: Esther 8:1-17,? and ?Aftermath: Esther 9:1?10:3.?

Ruth Esther

Author : Dr. Frederic W. Bush
ISBN : 9780310588283
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

Ruth Esther

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The 10 sessions of this Bible study on the books of Esther and Ruth bring home the truth that God has a plan for everyone. If using in a group, personal study is needed between meetings (30-45 minutes each week, including a Scripture memory verse).

Ruth And Esther

Author : Nelson Impact (Firm)
ISBN : 9781418506179
Genre : Religion
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Whether used as an individual Bible study or used for studying with a group, the Nelson Impact Bible Study Guide Series will deepen your knowledge and understanding of the Bible, book by book. Written in an easy-to-read, interesting style, each study guide will help you to experience the true meaning of the messages of the Bible, and in turn, empower you to truly make a difference in the world for Christ. Key Features Include: Timelines Fun cultural facts and probing questions Plenty of room for taking notes Biblical and present-day maps Other study guides in the series include: 1 Corinthians ISBN: 1418506192 Exodus ISBN: 1418506168 Genesis ISBN: 1418506087 Isaiah ISBN: 1418506095 John ISBN: 1418506109 Mark ISBN: 1418506184 Romans ISBN: 1418506117 Ruth & Esther ISBN: 1418506176

A Feminist Companion To Ruth And Esther

Author : Athalya Brenner-Idan
ISBN : 9780567475121
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The second series of Feminist Companions moves beyond the confines of sex- and gender-specific issues and studies of biblical women. Biblical feminist critics now address contemporary life situations, marginalization and a range of questions once not thought accessible to such critique. Feminist theory has also continued a rapid evolution. Among the topics included in this volume are composition, Torah, Ruth-the-Cat, female networking-together with much else to inform and stimulate female (and male) biblical scholars and non-scholars.

Die B Cher Ruth Und Esther Der Bibel Interpretation Und Vergleich

Author : Johanna Klugkist
ISBN : 9783638726931
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Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Theologie - Biblische Theologie, Note: 1,5, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitat Hannover, 20 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Buch Ruth und das Estherbuch, welche beide zu den funf Megilloth zahlen, sind die beiden einzigen Bucher der Bibel, welche einen Frauennamen tragen. In diesen Geschichten wird auf unterschiedliche Art und Weise von Frauen berichtet, die sich durch ihre Kompromisslosigkeit auszeichnen und auch in einer scheinbar hoffnungslosen Lage nicht aufgeben. Ich habe mich fur das Thema entschieden, da ich es als interessant ansah, herauszufinden, was der Grund fur die Aufnahme dieser beiden Bucher in den Kanon war und welche Aussagen fur Juden und fur Christen sich hinter den beiden Buchern verbergen. Zum einen ist es sehr ungewohnlich gewesen, Bucher, die einen Frauennamen tragen, in den Kanon des Alten Testaments aufzunehmen; die Frau war zur Zeit des Alten Israels stets dem Mann untergeordnet und verfugte nur uber wenig Rechte. Zum anderen spielt bei Ruth eine Nicht-Israelitin die Hauptrolle und ausserdem ist Gott in beiden Buchern nicht direkt aktiv und wird bei Esther sogar kein einziges Mal erwahnt. Aus von mir gefuhrten Gesprachen mit anderen und aufgrund der nur geringen Menge an Literatur lasst sich schliessen, dass das Estherbuch nur sehr wenig bekannt ist, im Gegensatz zum Ruthbuch, das nicht nur durch den so oft zitierten Vers Wo du hingehst, da will ich auch hingehen; wo du bleibst, da bleibe ich auch. [...] (V 16) vielen gelaufig ist. Durch Ruths anfangliche Nicht-Zugehorigkeit zum Volk Gottes und das teilweise als unmoralisch abgestempelte Verhalten Esthers, wird es eine interessante Aufgabe sein, den Vorbildcharakter dieser beiden Frauen herauszustellen. Ich werde mich in dieser Ausarbeitung zunachst mit dem Ruthbuch und dann mit dem Buch Esther auseinandersetzen, bevor ich im Fazit die Frauen vergleiche und deren Vorbildcharakter fur Juden und Christen he

The Widow The Queen

Author : Stephan C. Olson
ISBN : 9780741435194
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The Widow and the Queen is a study of the Bible books of Ruth and Esther and the lessons Christians can learn from the lives of these two women.

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