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Ruth

by Jeremy Schipper

In recent years, students, scholars, and lay readers of the Bible have been increasingly drawn to the book of Ruth. Delving deeply into the complicated nature of its characters' relationships, Jeremy Schipper encourages readers to consider the roles that categories of difference involving gender, disability, household status, ethnicity, and sexual desire play throughout the text. This fresh translation of the deceptively simple book is more literal and less idiosyncratic than its predecessors. Combining the traditional strengths of the Anchor Yale Bible series with the latest research in biblical scholarship, Schipper's much-needed volume will succeed Edward F. Campbell's 1975 edition as the go-to commentary for years to come.

This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical Studies

by Hector Avalos Sarah Melcher Jeremy Schipper

Contributors from biblical studies and from the nascent discipline of disability studies draw on recent articulations of critical disability theory to interrogate the use of disability as a conceptual category in biblical and other Near Eastern texts, and in scholarly interpretations of these texts. Among the perspectives they offer are: deformity and disability in Greece and Rome, the normate hermeneutic and interpretations of disability within the Yahwistic narratives, and disability and redemption in biblical literature.

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