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אהבת רות "אשר היא לך משבעה נים." מאת עתלית ברנר. (Ruth and Naomi: Literary, Stylistic and Linguistic Studies in the Book of Ruth) (review)

אהבת רות "אשר היא לך משבעה נים." מאת עתלית ברנר. (Ruth and Naomi: Literary, Stylistic and... .-,ro rMrw Me ".c'D ilJ1~fUC l' il~'t!) ~'n 'fU~" n" n:ln~ [RUTH AND NAOMI: LITERARY, STYLISTIC AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF RUTH]. By Athalya Brenner. pp. 168. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988. Paper. The book of Ruth has always aroused the imagination and attracted thought. To the long list of studies has now been added Athalya Brenner's study which focuses upon the female figures Ruth and Naomi. The central male figure, Boaz, dwindles in comparison, a fact that together with the opinions reflected makes this a work of feminist criticism, 1 a recent trend in general literature which now has several representatives in the field of biblical studies. The book also contains more traditional discussion as in its diachronic-genetic reconstruction of the formation of Ruth, its consideration of the work's social background, and its attempt to fix on linguistic grounds its fmal date of composition. The first chapter examines the literary form which deals with the life of the mother of a hero and the circumstances of his birth. A characteristic of such stories is a struggle between two women-Sarah and her maid Hagar, the sisters Rachel and Leah, or Hannah and Peninah. What these have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

אהבת רות "אשר היא לך משבעה נים." מאת עתלית ברנר. (Ruth and Naomi: Literary, Stylistic and Linguistic Studies in the Book of Ruth) (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 31 (1) – Oct 5, 1990

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.-,ro rMrw Me ".c'D ilJ1~fUC l' il~'t!) ~'n 'fU~" n" n:ln~ [RUTH AND NAOMI: LITERARY, STYLISTIC AND LINGUISTIC STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF RUTH]. By Athalya Brenner. pp. 168. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1988. Paper. The book of Ruth has always aroused the imagination and attracted thought. To the long list of studies has now been added Athalya Brenner's study which focuses upon the female figures Ruth and Naomi. The central male figure, Boaz, dwindles in comparison, a fact that together with the opinions reflected makes this a work of feminist criticism, 1 a recent trend in general literature which now has several representatives in the field of biblical studies. The book also contains more traditional discussion as in its diachronic-genetic reconstruction of the formation of Ruth, its consideration of the work's social background, and its attempt to fix on linguistic grounds its fmal date of composition. The first chapter examines the literary form which deals with the life of the mother of a hero and the circumstances of his birth. A characteristic of such stories is a struggle between two women-Sarah and her maid Hagar, the sisters Rachel and Leah, or Hannah and Peninah. What these have

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Hebrew StudiesNational Association of Professors of Hebrew

Published: Oct 5, 1990

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