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Bibil Identifier bibil:244533
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Legalities in the Book of Ruth: A Renewed Look
Author Embry, Brad
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 41, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 31-44 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article contends that commentaries on the book of Ruth have overlooked an important legality—that of the daughters of Zelophehad—that may aid in understanding some of the legal and literary oddities in the story of Ruth. Especially, the regulation of Zelophehad's daughters clarifies several of the curiosities in the marriage scene in Ruth 4, such as why Ruth is required in marriage in order for the kinsman-redeemer to act or why Naomi is the beneficiary of the marriage between Boaz and Ruth. Furthermore, the regulation of Zelophehad's daughters helps explain the unique combination of levirate marriage and the actions of the kinsman-redeemer found in Ruth 4.
DOI 10.1177/0309089216628519
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ruth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Levirate Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Marriage
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