Archive for the ‘Ruth’ Category

  • E100: Week six: Is Ruth also among the Judges?

    May 23, 10 • E100, Judges, RuthComments Off on E100: Week six: Is Ruth also among the Judges?
    E100: Week six: Is Ruth also among the Judges?

    The book of Judges starts badly and gets worse. The end gets completely censored, never read in church, even the Sunday School stories get their naughty bits covered up! The book ends with a slogan in 21:25 “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.” Which neatly prepares for the [&hellip...

  • Ruth is from Moab, but Boaz is from Bethlehem

    Sep 2, 09 • Gender, Narrative, Reading, Ruth6 Comments
    Ruth is from Moab, but Boaz is from Bethlehem

    After looking at Direct speech in biblical narratives and especially how the manner of speaking characterises Boaz and Naomi in the book of Ruth and a side glance at the question of whether Ruth’s very arrival at Boaz’ field was chance or not (in Chance or Providence?) I’d like now to suggestthat thinking more deeply [&hellip...

  • Typescenes and the book of Ruth

    Jul 11, 09 • Exodus, Genesis, Narrative, RuthComments Off on Typescenes and the book of Ruth
    Typescenes and the book of Ruth

    Typescene sounds like a typical technical term scholars use make Bible stories dull πŸ™ In this podcast I hope to show you it’s exactly the opposite and that by spending 5 minutes learning about typescenes you can discover a livelyness you may have missed, even in a well-loved story like Ruth. (Other passage you should [&hellip...