Kinsman-redeemer

Bryan Rocine brocine at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 26 20:45:57 EDT 1999


Matthew,
you wrote:
>
> What do people think of the translation of go'el in Ruth
as
> kinsman-redeemer? What are the arguments fro and against
this, and what are
> other options? Is perhaps "kinsman" a simpler alternative?
Thanks for your
> opinions.
>

I like the translation "kinsman-redeemer." When the term is
used in Ruth there are specific expectations of familial
care that attend the term which are lost with the more
general translation "kinsman."

Shalom,
Bryan



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