Ruth, Book of
Ruth, Book of
One of the proto-canonical writings of the Old Testament

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  • RUTH, BOOK OF — (Heb. מְגִלַּת רוּת), one of the five scrolls incorporated in the Ketuvim (Hagiographa) section of the traditional Hebrew Bible. In the Septuagint, followed by Christian Bibles, Ruth is found immediately after Judges. Contents In the days of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ruth, Book of — ▪ Old Testament       Old Testament book belonging to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or Writings. In the Hebrew Bible, Ruth stands with the Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther; together they… …   Universalium

  • Ruth, book of — A charming OT story, placed between the books of Judges and 1 Sam. as being a bridge between the two epochs in Israelite history the judges and the monarchy. Ruth, a Moabitess, cared for her widowed mother in law Naomi, who in turn was… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Book of Ruth —     Book of Ruth     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Ruth     One of the proto canonical writings of the Old Testament, which derives its name from the heroine of its exquisitely beautiful story.     I. CONTENTS     The incidents related in the …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Book of Judges — (Hebrew: Sefer Shoftim ספר שופטים) is a book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. It appears in the Tanakh and in the Christian Old Testament. Its title refers to its contents; it contains the history of Biblical judges (not to be confused… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Ruth — This article is about the ancient Hebrew religious text. For the 20th century English language novel, see The Book of Ruth (novel) The Book of Ruth ( he. מגילת רות; Sephardic, Israeli Hebrew: [məgi lat rut] ; Ashkenazi Hebrew: [mə gɪləs rus] ;… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Esther — Hebrew Bible Tanakh …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Joshua — This article is about the canonical book of the Hebrew Bible. For information on the Samaritan version, see Book of Joshua (Samaritan). Hebrew Bible …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Proverbs — Hebrew Bible Tanakh …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Nehemiah — Hebrew Bible Tanakh …   Wikipedia

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