A Handbook on the Book of Ruth
Verse-by-verse analysis of Ruth with commentary by recognized biblical translation experts. Focuses on critical words and phrases, explaining accepted interpretations, noting how various translations have handled passages, and explaining the nuances of the Hebrew original text.
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already ancient answered appropriate asked barley beginning belonged Bethlehem better Bible bless Boaz Book of Ruth cause chapter clause close Compare context course difficult direct discourse Elimelech employ English Ephrath equivalent example explicit expression fact field follow gate gather give glean grain hand harvest Hebrew text husband important indicate instances interpretation introduce involved Israel JoŁon keep kind later leave literally live LORD manuscripts mark marriage married meaning mentioned Moab mother-in-law Naomi necessary normally occurs Old Testament person phrase possible question reading receptor language reference relation relative rendered responsible Ruth seems sense sentence servants simply sons speaking specific statement story structure suggest Syriac term threshing took town translation verb verse wife woman women workers