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Medieval Exegesis in Translation
Commentaries on the Book of Ruth

By Lesley Smith

Medieval Exegesis in Translation
Paperback, 90 pages £8.00
Published: 1997
ISBN: 9781879288683
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Subjects: Biblical Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Commentary Series

This book brings together and translates from the medieval Latin a series of commentaries on the biblical book of Ruth, with the intention of introducing readers to medieval exegesis or biblical interpretation. . . . Ruth is the shortest book of the Old Testament, being only four chapters long. It is partly for this reason that it lends itself so well to a short book introducing medieval exegesis; but it is also of interest in itself. Ruth poses a number of exegetical problems, including the basic one of why such an odd book, in which God never appears as an actor, and with a central character who was not an Israelite but a Moabite outsider, and a woman at that, should find a place in the canon of Scripture.

Acknowledgements Introduction The Book of Ruth Commentators Sources Medieval Biblical Commentary Abbreviations and Editions of Texts Used Some Further Reading Texts Jerome: The Book of Ruth Isidore of Seville: On Ruth The Ordinary Gloss Additions to The Ordinary Gloss Peter of Comestor: The Scholastic History Hugh of St. Cher: Postills on Ruth Nicholas of Lyra: Postills on Ruth

Lesley Smith is a Senior Tutor at Harris Manchester College, who specialises in politics and history, especially in the medieval period.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 90 pages

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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