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dc.contributor.authorCohen, Mordechai Z.
dc.contributor.editorElman, Yaakov
dc.contributor.editorGurock, Jeffrey
dc.identifier.citationCohen, Mordechai Z.en_US
dc.descriptionScholarly articleen_US
dc.description.abstractClarity may be cherished by biblical interpreters; but ambiguity evokes their ingenuity, generating vibrant debate. Ruth 2:20, a turning point in the tale of two destitute widows who suddenly perceive a silver lining on their cloudy horizon, vividly illustrates this maxim... The exegetical tradition, culminating in modern scholarship, produced two viable readings of Ruth 2:20, but could interpret this verse no further. Literary criticism, which introduces the technique of intentional ambiguity, provides an environment in which readings A and B can coexist. The concept of dramatic irony further contributes a vocabulary for defining precisely how the two readings interact, forming a motivating force within the drama of Ruth, essential to its religious meaning. (from Introduction and Conclusion).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMichael Scharf Publication Trust, Yeshiva University.en_US
dc.publisherNew York, NY : Michael Sharf Publication Trust of the Yeshiva University Press ; Hoboken, NJ : distributed by Ktav, 1997.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHazon Nahum;1997
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectRuth 2:20en_US
dc.subjectbiblical interpretationen_US
dc.subjectJewish exegesisen_US
dc.titleHesed: Divine or human? The syntactic ambiguity of Ruth 2:20.en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US

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