Intentional Ambiguity in Ruth 4.5: Implications for Interpretation of Ruth

Starting from Robert Holmstedt's translation of Ruth 4.5, this article develops and applies a preliminary hermeneutic for ambiguity to Boaz's speech in 4.5 and its disambiguation in 4.9-10. Arguing for freedom to interpret ambiguous texts strategically, this study demonstrates how Holmsted...

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Published in:Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Main Author: Hayes, Jeff
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2016]
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In: Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Year: 2016, Volume: 41, Issue: 2, Pages: 159-182
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Einheitsübersetzung der Heiligen Schrift. Rut 4,5 / Ambiguity / Hermeneutics
Further subjects:B Ruth
B Ruth 4.5
B disambiguation
B Boaz
B Ambiguity
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Summary:Starting from Robert Holmstedt's translation of Ruth 4.5, this article develops and applies a preliminary hermeneutic for ambiguity to Boaz's speech in 4.5 and its disambiguation in 4.9-10. Arguing for freedom to interpret ambiguous texts strategically, this study demonstrates how Holmstedt's translation coupled with the author's preliminary hermeneutic leads to a reassessment of the scene at the city gate that also resolves several persistent interpretive difficulties in Ruth.
ISSN:1476-6728
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0309089215611546