The Book of Ruth: Introduction, Critically-revised Text, Critical Notes, Translation, and Explanatory Notes

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Printed at the University of Chicago Press, 1911 - Bible - 27 pages
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Page 13 - When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it : it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow : that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
Page 4 - not later than the time of David." In his Introduction to the Old Test.', London, 1891 (1st ed., 1890), Wright stated, "No certain date can be assigned only that it must have been written after the time of David and long prior to the Exile.
Page 4 - New York, 1902, p. 455. Driver says, "It seems to the writer that the general beauty and purity of style of Ruth point more decidedly to the pre-exilic period than do the isolated expressions quoted [a number of supposed late and Aramaic words] to the period after the exile.
Page 10 - The custom of drawing off the shoe in legal transfer of property was much older than the custom of the levirate, which is apparently of later origin among the Hebrews. It would seem that the shoe was, in ancient times, considered a symbol of possession; and drawing it off, symbolic of renunciation...
Page 10 - Rama,s shoes on the throne as a symbol of possession and authority at his side when dispensing justice, etc. The custom of drawing off the shoe in transfer of property was, accordingly, anciently prevalent. Gradually, even before the Exile, this primitive practice, brought into Palestine from the desert...
Page 5 - Test., GOttingen, 1895, pp. 341 ff. Das Buch Ruth (in Funf Megill.), Einleitung, pp. 50, 51 f. " Richter-Ruth, Einleitung zu Ruth, pp. 180 ff. " In Encycl. Biblica, Vol. IV, art. " Ruth,
Page 15 - Ruth," pp. 328, 332. Professor Bewer believes here that no levirate marriage is intended, the additions being glosses on the basis of Deut. 25:6-10 because of the similarity of ceremony. Likewise in AJSL, 20, 3, April, 1904, "The...
Page 11 - Aramaisms, forms, etc., is reserved for a special paper. i 2. There are a number of linguistic and graphic peculiarities that fall in the realm of grammatical forms which have been variously explained, but which are most consistently accounted for as early forms. Some of these, as, for example, the forms of the second person sing., perf. and impf., in 3:3...
Page 16 - If, now, it is granted that 4:5, 10 contain Deuteronomistic expansions, and 4 : 18-22 are an addition of P, it is quite out of the question to suppose that our book was written as late as the post-Exilic period. Accordingly not only the language and general tone of Ruth, but also the...
Page 13 - . . . . thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God ") ; and, most important, Deut.

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