[b-hebrew] Dating the Book of Ruth
if at math.bu.edu
Tue Jun 1 22:45:31 EDT 2010
Appears to me that that Ruth is likely from רוּץ or from רוּט
of the root ירט, 'haste'.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Jun 1, 2010, at 9:05 PM, George Athas wrote:
> Bryant Williams asks about the arguments for a late dating of Ruth.
> Since this goes beyond the original thread in which it was placed,
> I've changed the subject name. Please continue the thread here.
> What do we make of some of the personal names in Ruth:
> Mahlon = 'Critically ill' (Guess what he does: he dies!)
> Chilion = 'Terminally ill' (Guess what he does: he dies!)
> Orpah = 'Back-of-the-neck girl' (Guess what she does: she turns her
> back on Naomi)
> Ruth = 'companion' (Guess what she does: she acts as Naomi's
> Naomi = 'Sweetie' (She's anything but, and she knows it, too)
> Boaz = 'Strongly/Lively' (Guess what he does: he comes to the rescue)
> Should these wordplays figure in a discussion on the dating of the
> book of Ruth?
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
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