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Ruth

Author: James McKeown
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.
Series: Two horizons Old Testament commentary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this commentary James McKeown approaches the book of Ruth as part of the whole canon of Scripture, exploring not only the content of the book itself but also its relationship to other biblical books. He shows in particular how Ruth overflows with allusions to Genesis. The themes of "blessing", "seed", and "land" are common to both books, and studying Genesis and Ruth together provides profound insights into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McKeown
ISBN: 9780802863850 080286385X
OCLC Number: 884440069
Description: x, 152 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Authorship, date, and purpose ; Genre ; Story line and synopsis ; Outline --
Commentary ; 1:1-5 : from Bethlehem to Moab ; 1:6-7 : Naomi prepares to return to Bethlehem ; 1:8-13 : an emotional farewell as Naomi leaves Moab ; 1:14-18 : the difficult decision facing Ruth and Orpah ; 1:19-22 : Ruth and Naomi arrive in Bethlehem ; 2:1-3 : introduction to Boaz and Ruth's initiative ; 2:4-7 : Boaz arrives at the harvest field ; 2:8-13 : the first conversation between Boaz and Ruth ; 2:14-17 : Boaz's generosity ; 2:18-23 : Ruth's return to Naomi ; 3:1-5 : Naomi's plan ; 3:6-9 : the visit at midnight ; 3:10-15 : Boaz's response to Ruth's plea ; 3:16-18 : Ruth returns to Naomi ; 4:1-4 : the meeting of two redeemers ; 4:5-6 : Boaz speaks about Ruth ; 4:7-8 : The symbolism of a sandal ; 4:9-12 : the redemption is confirmed and witnessed ; 4:13-17 : Boaz marries Ruth, and Obed is born ; 4:18-22 : genealogical data --
Theological horizons. Introductory comments ; Canonical context ; Ruth and Genesis ; Ruth and Deuteronomy ; Ruth and Judges ; Ruth and the books of Samuel ; The marriage of Ruth ; Character studies --
Theological issues, themes, and approaches. Creation, providence, and guidance ; The hiddenness of God ; The theme of land ; The land of Moab ; Redemption ; Universalism ; Feminist studies ; Missiological significance ; Conclusion.
Series Title: Two horizons Old Testament commentary.
Responsibility: James McKeown.

Abstract:

In this commentary James McKeown approaches the book of Ruth as part of the whole canon of Scripture, exploring not only the content of the book itself but also its relationship to other biblical books. He shows in particular how Ruth overflows with allusions to Genesis. The themes of "blessing", "seed", and "land" are common to both books, and studying Genesis and Ruth together provides profound insights into the providential working of God to fulfill the promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In addition to his exegetical commentary on the text of Ruth, McKeown provides useful background material on how the book has been interpreted throughout history, including Jewish interpretation, and he focuses on Ruth's theology and its application. His discussion also touches on such related topics as universalism, feminist studies, and the missiological significance of the book of Ruth. McKeown's insightful commentary will enable students, pastors, and laypeople to better understand the ancient book of Ruth so that they can better apply its message and wisdom today. (Back cover).

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