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Structure of the Book of Ruth (Marjo C A Korpel) Hardcover Book, (Van Gorcum, 2001) 9789023236573
Structure of the Book of Ruth (Marjo C A Korpel) Hardcover Book, (Van Gorcum, 2001) 9789023236573
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Title: The Structure of the Book of Ruth

Author: Korpel, Marjo C A

Publisher: Van Gorcum; Publication Date: 2001

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789023236573

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

List Price in Cloth: $110.00 Our price: $92.99

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The Book of Ruth reads like a novel. Scholars agree on the literary virtuosity of its author but are deeply divided about the way she or he has structured the work. For the first time ever, "The Structure of the Book of Ruth" makes use of hitherto neglected evidence from ancient Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Latin manuscripts in an attempt to create a more objective basis for discussions about the book's structure. This type of structural analysis is a powerful new tool in the hands of Bible scholars. Structural irregularities appear to elucidate the redactional history of the Book of Ruth. Structural breaks and links appear to function as markers indicating a certain understanding of the text to the exclusion of other possibilities.Table of ContentsPrefaceThe Structure of the Book of RuthIntroductionPrevious Research--J. Myers, S. Bertman, H. H. Witzenrath, K. Sacon, B. Porten, J. Sasson, S. Bar-Efrat, J. de Moor, L. Hongisto, R. Hubbard Jr., C. Frevel, M. Gow, E. Zenger, F. Bush, K. Nielsen, H.-G. Wunch, T. Linafelt, K. D. Sakenfeld, Y. Zakovitch, K. Smelik.Methodological Considerations--Delimitation of Feet, Delimitation of Cola, Delimitation of Lines, Delimitation of Strophes, Delimitation of Paragraphs, Delimitation of Macrostructural UnitsThe Structure of Ruth 1The Structure of Ruth 2The Structure of Ruth 3The Structure of Ruth 4The Structure of the Book of Ruth: ConclusionsIndicesAbbreviations and SymbolsLists of Manuscripts ConsultedIndex of Parallel WordsIndex of Biblical TextsIndex of Subjects
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