Item description for Ruth: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld & Katherine Doob Sakenfeld...
Overview Addressing the human and divine dimensions of the account of Ruth, this thoughtful commentary discusses all the significant questions of origin and purpose. Sakenfeld's interpretation is at once sociological and theological, and reflects the profundity of this ancient story. The latest addition to the Interpretation series, which takes a critical-scholarly approach to Scripture.
The narrative of the book of Ruth is a drama of ordinary human life, but the drama unfolds against a background of the providence and purposes of God. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld has written a commentary that makes very clear why the book of Ruth has such great importance as literature and as Scripture.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.33" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Interpretation Commentary
ISBN 0804231494 ISBN13 9780804231497
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More About Katharine Doob Sakenfeld & Katherine Doob Sakenfeld
Katharine Doob Sakenfeld is William Albright Eisenberger Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis and Director of Doctoral Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author of "Just Wives? Stories of Power and Survival in the Old Testament and Today" and "Ruth" in the esteemed Interpretation commentary series, both published by WJK.
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For a short overview, this is extremely well done. Nov 11, 2009
We can't compare this little 90 page gem with weightier works. Still, this is a wonderful read. The author leaves behind much speculation and gives a well researched, easy to access, reading of Ruth. While she may have missed one important element in Chapter 3, namely that Ruth is asking Boaz to be willing to fulfill the spirit of the Law, not the letter of the Law by asking him to act as a Levir, not merely a Go'el...which then inspires Boaz, who then plays the same "spirit of the Law" card to dear old Mr. So and So. Though, the insights from this little volume are rich and plentiful. A quick read that will give you a solid understanding. Much to be commended!