Definition of Book of Ruth
1. Noun. A book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died.
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings
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Literary usage of Book of Ruth
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1. The Book of the Short Story by Alexander Jessup, Henry Seidel Canby (1903)
"In regard to the literary character of The Book of Ruth, Richard G. Moulton says, in his introduction to Ruth in The Modern Reader's Bible: “The Book of ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"That the book of Ruth did not originally form part of the series of Prophète ... In truth the book of Ruth does not offer itself as a document written soon ..."
3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Philological evidence points to a much later date of the writing of the book of Ruth, probably after the exile. If the matter was derived from an oral ..."
4. An Introduction to the Old Testament: Chronologically Arranged by Harlan Creelman (1917)
"THE Book of Ruth The book of Ruth is without any chronological heading. ... Hence a date subsequent to Deuteronomy for the book of Ruth is a natural ..."
5. The People's Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture by Joseph Parker (1887)
"It has been suggested that the Book of Ruth is given in the Bible on account of David, of whose lineage no mention 15 made in the books of Samuel. ..."