Ruth: Boaz’s Generosity with Catherine McDowell

Dr. Catherine McDowell is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, having previously taught at Wheaton College. She also serves part-time as a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Séminaire Théologique Mondelus in Milot, Haiti. Among other things, she has authored, The Image of God in the Garden of Eden: The Creation of Humankind in Genesis 2:5-3:24 in Light of the mīs pî, pīt pî, and wpt-r Rituals of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Today’s topic: Though some English translations have failed to convey this, the author of Ruth 3:17 was using word order to emphasize both Boaz’s excessive generosity and God’s care for the poor and marginalized.

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Men of Valor

In this episode of “Exegetically Speaking” . . .

Dr. Aubrey Buster, Assistant Professor in Old Testament, ponders how a Hebrew expression can have different meanings in different books and contexts. She uses an example where “man of valor” can describe the notorious Jephthah in Judges and also the upright Boaz in the book of Ruth.Unknown-3

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Cover Me with Your Wings

In this edition of “Exegetically Speaking” . . .

Dr. Michael Graves, Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies, considers some of the challenging passages in Ruth and looks at how reading the text in Hebrew can illumine these verses.

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Dr. Michael Graves, Wheaton College Bible and History Department

 

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