Stirring Naomi: Another gleaning at the edges of ruth 1

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Abstract

That Naomi manages the plot from Ruth 1:6 onward is relatively easy to see. Naomi gets up to return, and she begins to have a say in who goes and what happens in the story-world. This essay adds that Naomi was driving things from the very beginning. Before Ruth was conceived in the narrator's account, Naomi was already stirring the plot. Put another way, i glean for Naomi in the fields of Ruth's story
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading ruth in Asia
EditorsJione Havea, Peter H W Lau
Place of PublicationAtlanta, USA
PublisherSociety of Biblical Literature
Chapter9
Pages111-124
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781628371291
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

Name Society of Biblical Literature. International voices in biblical studies
Number7

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