[b-hebrew] Dating the Book of Ruth

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 04:06:36 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:55 PM, James Christian
<jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> erm. Isn't Genesis full of characters with names fitting what they did or
> would do? Don't names even get changed as they become famous for something
> else?
> Abram becomes Abraham.
> Sarai becomes Sarah
> Jacob becomes Israel
> Only three individuals, and you listed all of them. But then they may seem
like a majority, as the majority of the book of Genesis dealt with them,
either directly or indirectly. Nobody else in Genesis had that name change,
and off the top of my head I can’t remember anyone else either.

> James Christian

Karl W. Randolph.

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