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The Book of Ruth: An Annotated Bibliography (review)

The Book of Ruth: An Annotated Bibliography (review) Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 172-175 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0050 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437055/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:38 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 172 Reviews cruel fate of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians, Wolfers makes a startling paradigm shift in this book's interpretation. I suspect that not many will be won over to this new perspective for interpreting Job. Wolfers' insights and arguments, nevertheless, may open more texts in Job to a socio-politi­ cal perspective. For Wolfers, the greatest contribution of the book of Job is a recasting of ancient Israel's theology. God abrogated the covenant with Israel, for in addition to Israel's disobedience, God's own existence had been placed in jeopardy by being tied to Israel. The God of Abraham needed to radically redirect his relationship with Israel in order to become the universal God of all humanity. John E. Hartley Azusa Pacific University Azusa. CA 91702 THE BOOK OF RUTH: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. By Mishael Maswari Caspi. Books of the Bible 7. Pp. xiv + 133. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994. Cloth, $28.00. This http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Book of Ruth: An Annotated Bibliography (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 38 – Oct 5, 2011

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Robert L. Hubbard Jr. Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 172-175 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0050 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437055/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:38 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 172 Reviews cruel fate of Israel at the hands of the Assyrians, Wolfers makes a startling paradigm shift in this book's interpretation. I suspect that not many will be won over to this new perspective for interpreting Job. Wolfers' insights and arguments, nevertheless, may open more texts in Job to a socio-politi­ cal perspective. For Wolfers, the greatest contribution of the book of Job is a recasting of ancient Israel's theology. God abrogated the covenant with Israel, for in addition to Israel's disobedience, God's own existence had been placed in jeopardy by being tied to Israel. The God of Abraham needed to radically redirect his relationship with Israel in order to become the universal God of all humanity. John E. Hartley Azusa Pacific University Azusa. CA 91702 THE BOOK OF RUTH: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. By Mishael Maswari Caspi. Books of the Bible 7. Pp. xiv + 133. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994. Cloth, $28.00. This

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