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A Handbook on the Book of Ruth
Author: Jan De Waard, Eugene Albert Nida
Publisher: Amer Bible Society
Pages: 110
Year: 1992
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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.
Author: Katharine Doob Sakenfeld
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664237401
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The Book of Ruth
Author: Jane Hamilton
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547523599
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-10-07
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PEN/Hemingway Award Winner: An “enthralling” novel of a woman trapped within a tragically dysfunctional family (Entertainment Weekly). From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Excellent Lombards and A Map of the World, this is “an extraordinary story of a family’s disintegration [that] will be compared to Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres” (People). It follows Ruth Grey, a young woman in a tiny Illinois farm town, who has lost her father to World War II, and constantly faces her unhappy mother’s wrath—when she isn’t being ignored in favor of her math-prodigy brother. As Ruth navigates her lonely life, she strives to find happiness and pleasure where she can, but the world may conspire to defeat her. “A sly and wistful, if harrowing, human comedy . . . [An] original voice in fiction and one well worth listening to.” —The Boston Sunday Globe “Unforgettably, beat by beat, Hamilton maps the best and worst of the human heart and all the mysterious, uncharted country in between.” —Kirkus Reviews “Hamilton’s story builds to a shocking crescendo. Her small-town characters are as appealingly offbeat and brushed with grace as any found in Alice Hoffman’s or Anne Tyler’s novels.” —Glamour
Author: André Lacocque
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 0800695151
Pages: 187
Year: 2004
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This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative book of Ruth appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. LaCocque combines historical, literary, feminist, and liberationist approaches in an engaging synthesis. He argues that the book was written in the post-exilic period and that the author was a woman. Countering the fears and xenophobia of many in Jerusalem, the biblical author employed the notion of h.esed (kindness, loyalty, steadfast love), which transcends any national boundaries. LaCocque focuses on redemption and levirate marriage as the two legal issues that recur throughout the text of Ruth. Ruth comes from the despised people of Moab but becomes a model for Israel. Boaz, converted to the model of steadfast love, becomes both redeemer and levir for Ruth and thus fulfills the Torah. In the conclusion to his study, the author sketches some parallels with Jesus' hermeneutics of the Law as well as postmodern problems and solutions.
Author: James McKeown
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 080286385X
Pages: 162
Year: 2015-01-15
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Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620424
Pages: 432
Year: 2011-05-12
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'I think I must be an improper woman without knowing it, I do so manage to shock people.' Elizabeth Gaskell's second novel challenged contemporary social attitudes by taking as its heroine a fallen woman. Ruth Hilton is an orphan and an overworked seamstress, an innocent preyed upon by a weak, wealthy seducer. When he heartlessly abandons her she finds shelter and kindness in the home of a dissenting minister and his sister, who do not reject her when she gives birth to an illegitimate child. But Ruth's self-sacrificing love and devotion are tested to the limit by a twist of fate that brings her past back to haunt her. Gaskell's depiction of Ruth lays bare Victorian hypocrisy and sexual double-standards, and her novel is a remarkable story of love, of the sanctuary and tyranny of the family, and of the consequences of lies and deception. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Who Was Babe Ruth?
Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101552336
Pages: 112
Year: 2012-01-05
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Just in time for baseball season! Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball, and by the age of nineteen, he was on his way to becoming a sports legend. Babe was often out of shape and even more often out on the town, but he had a big heart and an even bigger swing! Kids will learn all about the Home Run King in this rags-to- riches sports biography. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, a true sports legend is brought to life.
Author: Tod Linafelt, David W. Cotter, Jerome T. Walsh, Chris Franke
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814650457
Pages: 220
Year: 1999
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In Ruth, Tod Linafelt offers an interpretation of the book which he calls "unsettling," in that he refuses to settle on a single meaning in a book so fraught with complexity and ambiguity. Ambiguity built into grammar, syntax, and vocabulary carrie over into the larger issues of characterization, theology, and the book's purpose. He also argues that Ruth is intended to read as an interlude between Judges and Samuel. Esther, by Timothy Beal, focuses on a story of anti-Judaism in an ancient world that raises contemporary questions about sexism, ethnocentrism, and natioinal identity. Beal questions the text without assuming that there will be univocal answers, allowing for complexity, perplexity, and the importance of accidents. Beal emphasizes the general and the tenative over the continuous. Using rhetorical criticism as a way into the text, Beal also focuses on its narrative structure.
Ruth and Naomi
Author: E. J. van Wolde
Publisher: Trinity Pr Intl
Pages: 149
Year: 1997-12-01
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Author: Kirsten Nielsen
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664227309
Pages: 106
Year: 1997-01-01
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The book of Ruth is one of the Bible's most enduring and beloved stories. At first glance, the story appears to be a simple tale of hardship and good fortune, but a close reading of the short book yields wonderful new insights. Kirsten Nielsen's comments on the book of Ruth paint a rich and subtle portrait of the characters involved in the story. She carefully traces the many connections between this biblical book and the wider context of other biblical passages, including earlier stories such as the story of Judah and Tamar, and later adaptations such as the Targum to Ruth. Nielsen provides the reader an entry to this nuanced intertextual world.
Ruth and the Green Book
Author: Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Gwen Strauss
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1467738174
Pages: 32
Year: 2013-11-01
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Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws . . . Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook—and the kindness of strangers—Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.
Author: Lori Copeland
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414330006
Pages: 304
Year: 2007-11-01
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The continuing story of mail-order brides in the successful Brides of the West series. Spunky, young Ruth Priggish is on the run from an 80-year-old suitor. Her only hope of eluding him is to seek help from an unwilling protector, U.S. Marshall Dylan McCall. Copeland’s readers will delight in this rollicking story of romance and danger.
Author: Judith Couchman, Janet Kobobel Grant
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 0310226651
Pages: 80
Year: 1999-11-01
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Ruth left her own people out of loyalty to Naomi. The story of their relationship and how God rewarded Ruth for her faithfulness helps us reflect on God's provision and guidance. This study illustrates how we can trust the Lord through faith and action in difficult times. Book jacket.
Author: Paula Jordan Parris
ISBN: 0805442294
Pages: 48
Year: 1977-06
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The story of Ruth's courage, love and devotion.

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