[b-hebrew] Dating the Book of Ruth

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 12:09:10 EDT 2010


James:

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 7:36 AM, James Christian
<jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I don't think the names in Ruth are indicative of age. I don't think they
> are indicative of myth genre either. If there is a link between their
> actions and their names this is perfectly explainable by their having new
> names linked to their deeds. I also have no problems with these names being
> given after their deaths for the sake of the story.
>
> James Christian
>
> Is there any evidence that this was done? As far as I can tell, the answer
is “No”. Instead, the practice of the rest of Tanakh would militate against
it.

Karl W. Randolph.



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