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Ruth: Surely There is a Future (review)

Ruth: Surely There is a Future (review) Gerald L. Keown Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 175-177 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0007 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437056/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:38 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 175 Reviews present, scholars may prefer to save themselves bibliographic grief by consulting the annotations in other well-known scholarly journals. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. North Park Theological Seminary Chicago,IL 60625-4895 RUTH: SURELY THERE IS A FUTURE. By E. John Hamlin. International Theological Commentary. Pp. xi + 82. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/Edinburgh: The Handsel Press, Ltd., 1996. Paper. This brief commentary begins with an introduction which addresses the context and proper application of the biblical message of the book of Ruth. Hamlin compares the literary qualities of Ruth with those present in bibli­ cal narratives such as Jonah, Esther, and the Joseph story of Genesis. Attention is given to the elements of storytelling which are key to the biblical book's message. Hamlin dates Ruth to the early monarchy, in the time of Solomon. His rationale derives in part from a perceived positive attitude toward Moab, which Hamlin would not expect from a later period. Interestingly, in his http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

Ruth: Surely There is a Future (review)

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Gerald L. Keown Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 175-177 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0007 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437056/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:38 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 175 Reviews present, scholars may prefer to save themselves bibliographic grief by consulting the annotations in other well-known scholarly journals. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr. North Park Theological Seminary Chicago,IL 60625-4895 RUTH: SURELY THERE IS A FUTURE. By E. John Hamlin. International Theological Commentary. Pp. xi + 82. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans/Edinburgh: The Handsel Press, Ltd., 1996. Paper. This brief commentary begins with an introduction which addresses the context and proper application of the biblical message of the book of Ruth. Hamlin compares the literary qualities of Ruth with those present in bibli­ cal narratives such as Jonah, Esther, and the Joseph story of Genesis. Attention is given to the elements of storytelling which are key to the biblical book's message. Hamlin dates Ruth to the early monarchy, in the time of Solomon. His rationale derives in part from a perceived positive attitude toward Moab, which Hamlin would not expect from a later period. Interestingly, in his

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