Judges and Ruth

Judges and Ruth

by Victor H. Matthews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521806062

ISBN-13: 9780521806060

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This commentary brings to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth to demonstrate why they are an important part of the Bible. The intention is to prepare the reader to understand social norms and customs, such as hospitality codes, marriage customs, inheritance laws, and agricultural practices, when they appear in the stories. By setting the…  See more details below

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This commentary brings to life the world portrayed in the stories in Judges and Ruth to demonstrate why they are an important part of the Bible. The intention is to prepare the reader to understand social norms and customs, such as hospitality codes, marriage customs, inheritance laws, and agricultural practices, when they appear in the stories. By setting the cultural stage, the commentary functions as an effective guide to the "insider" perspective on the narratives. Having established a cultural and literary context for Judges and Ruth, the commentary then treats each episode separately and as a whole. It is written to be accessible for a wide audience - including clergy, scholars, teachers, seminarians, and interested laypeople. A "Suggested Reading" list - a feature of all volumes in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary - serves as a point of entry for the new serious students of Judges and Ruth, and the entire NRSV translation is provided throughout the text as a convenience to the reader.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521806060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Book of Judges: 1. Introduction; 2. Suggested reading list; 3. Commentary; Part II. The Book of Ruth: 1. Introduction; 2. Suggested reading list; 3. Commentary.

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