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Gleaning Ruth

A Biblical Heroine and Her Afterlives
  • By Jennifer L. Koosed
$49.95
The biblical story of Ruth celebrates the power to begin life anew, to gather what has been scattered, to glean what one needs. In this original approach to understanding an ancient love story, Jennifer L. Koosed crafts a multifaceted portrait of the Old Testament character of Ruth and of the demanding agricultural world in which her story unfolds. Highlighting the most complex aspects of the book--the relationships Ruth has with her mother-in-law, Naomi; sister-in-law, Orpah; future husband, Boaz; and infant son, Obed--Koosed explores the use of pairings to define Ruth's aspirational fortitude. Koosed also touches on the narrative's questions of sexuality, kinship, and law as well as the metaphoric activities of harvest that serve to advance the plot and illuminate the social and geographic context of Ruth's tale. From the private world of women to the public world of men, Koosed guides readers through the book of Ruth's revealing glimpses into the sociology of the ancient Hebrew world. The study concludes with a discussion of the post biblical fascination with Ruth and her later representations in a variety of literary and visual mediums.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781570039836
    • Manufacturer: Univ Of South Carolina Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781570039836
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2011
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Jennifer L. Koosed
    • Page Count: 184
    • Weight: 1.00 pounds
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