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Bibil Identifier bibil:212858
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Die juridiese problematiek van grondbesit in die boek Rut
Author Stanton, Milda
Author Venter, Pieter
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language Afrikaans
Pages 253-262 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Juridical matters play an important role in the book of Ruth. There appears to be a contradiction between Ruth 1:21 and Ruth 4:3. In the former, Naomi is depicted as a desperately poor (“empty”) widow. In the latter, Naomi is unexpectedly presented as the owner of land. This contradiction can be solved by understanding Naomi’s right in respect of her late husband’s land as a right other than ownership. A study of female ownership of land, the right of a wife to inherit from her husband, analysis of the literary elements in the book of Ruth, the rural backdrop, the theme of survival and the vocabulary in the narrative, lead to the conclusion that we are here dealing with what would today be recognised as a usufruct.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ruth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Land
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Pericopes Ruth 1,21
Ruth 4,3
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