[b-hebrew] Dating the Book of Ruth

James Christian jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 2 13:35:14 EDT 2010


Fair observation.

James Christian

On 2 June 2010 19:09, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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