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Bibil Identifier bibil:204246
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Themes of Land and Fertility in the Book of Ruth
Author Sutskover, Talia
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 283-294 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A variety of words from the lexical fields of Land and Fertility occurs frequently at strategic points throughout the book of Ruth, often accompanied by special semantic and sound phenomena. This article focuses on the systematic accumulation of the lexical/semantic patterns that bring Land and Fertility together as related theme markers. It is proposed that the theme underlined by elements of the lexical fields of Land and Fertility creates for Ruth, ancestress of King David, a set of new associations relating to the land of Beitlehem and giving birth to Obed (עובד, connoting ‘tiller of the land’). These were intended to replace the negative associations attributed to Moabite aliens.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210363033
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Land
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Fertility
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ruth
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