From Bitter to Sweet (Ruth) (Welwyn Commentary Series)
The book of Ruth is a wonderful short story. Many people throughout the ages have been touched by the sweetness and kindness so evident in the episode. People have been drawn to the book because it is a most beautiful...
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The book of Ruth is a wonderful short story. Many people throughout the ages have been touched by the sweetness and kindness so evident in the episode. People have been drawn to the book because it is a most beautiful love story. The book of Ruth has even been called an ancient biblical Cinderella story in which Ruth finds her true prince by the close of the tale. It is thus viewed almost as a rags-to-riches fairy tale.
Dr. John Currid (Ph.D., Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) is Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament at the Charlotte campus of the Reformed Theological Seminary. A graduate in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, he has extensive archaeological field experience. He was the Director of the Agricultural Project at Tel Halif, Israel; Field Archaeologist of the UNESCO Project at the excavation of Carthage, Tunisia; and staff archaeologist at Tell el-Hesi and Bethsaida, both in Israel.
He has written Genesis vols 1 and 2; Exodus vols 1 and 2; Leviticus and Numbers (Evangelical Press Study Commentary Series), and serves as editor for that series. He has also written two books in the discipline of archaeology Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible (Bakerbooks) and Ancient Egypt and the Old Testament (Bakerbooks), and has recently published another book about suffering Why Do I Suffer?: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Christian Focus Publications).
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