Ruth: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015 pp. xvii + 221. $75.00
Anchor Yale Bible, 7D
Description: In recent years, students, scholars, and lay readers of the Bible have been increasingly drawn to the book of Ruth. Delving deeply into the complicated nature of its charactersí relationships, Jeremy Schipper encourages readers to consider the roles that categories of difference involving gender, disability, household status, ethnicity, and sexual desire play throughout the text. This fresh translation of the deceptively simple book is more literal and less idiosyncratic than its predecessors. Combining the traditional strengths of the Anchor Yale Bible series with the latest research in biblical scholarship, Schipperís much-needed volume will succeed Edward F. Campbellís 1975 edition as the go-to commentary for years to come.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Ruth, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Ideological Critique
Review by George Savran
Citation: George Savran, review of Jeremy Schipper, Ruth: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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