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Davids Moabitiska Arv : Avsaknaden av ett släktskap mellan Rut och David i Samuelsböckerna och dess relation till frågan om dateringen av Ruts Bok

Sandhall, Henrik LU (2016) BIVK10 20152
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The goal of this thesis is to investigate if the absence of an idea of a family relation between Ruth the Moabitess and King David in the Books of Samuel can be used as circumstantial evidence that could help substantiate an argument for giving the Book of Ruth a late date, a late date meaning that the Book of Ruth would have been produced later than the Books of Samuel. This will be accomplished with a historical critical approach and the use of methods closely related to tradition criticism.

By first studying explicit expressions of a family relation between Ruth and David in the Book of Ruth and First Chronicles, I conclude that these expressions are likely to be original in the text that they occur. This result shows that it may be... (More)
The goal of this thesis is to investigate if the absence of an idea of a family relation between Ruth the Moabitess and King David in the Books of Samuel can be used as circumstantial evidence that could help substantiate an argument for giving the Book of Ruth a late date, a late date meaning that the Book of Ruth would have been produced later than the Books of Samuel. This will be accomplished with a historical critical approach and the use of methods closely related to tradition criticism.

By first studying explicit expressions of a family relation between Ruth and David in the Book of Ruth and First Chronicles, I conclude that these expressions are likely to be original in the text that they occur. This result shows that it may be possible to say something about the date of the whole Book of Ruth based on its expression of a family relation between Ruth and David. Then, by examining texts in the Books of Samuel that reference Moab and texts that present David and his family, I conclude that there is at least an expression of a friendly relationship between David's family and Moab in the Books of Samuel and also texts that may show signs of the removal of a genealogy.

To explain these conclusions from the Books of Samuel I posit three different likely scenarios or explanations and evaluate them. The one scenario that best correspond to the texts consists of the idea that a so called proto-idea is the cause of the friendly relationship between David's family and Moab in the Books of Samuel. This proto-idea is a tradition of a nonspecific connection between David’s family, or perhaps the area around Bethlehem, and Moab. From these results I draw the final conclusion that both the family relations in the Book of Ruth between Ruth and David and the friendly relationship between David's family and Moab in the Books of Samuel is probably based on the proto-idea. Therefore, the absence of an idea of a family relation between Ruth and David in the Books of Samuel cannot be used as circumstantial evidence to give the Book of Ruth a late date. (Less)
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Sandhall, Henrik LU
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BIVK10 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Ruth, David, Moab, Ruth 4:18-22, Sam 22:3-4, dating.
language
Swedish
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8892214
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  abstract     = {The goal of this thesis is to investigate if the absence of an idea of a family relation between Ruth the Moabitess and King David in the Books of Samuel can be used as circumstantial evidence that could help substantiate an argument for giving the Book of Ruth a late date, a late date meaning that the Book of Ruth would have been produced later than the Books of Samuel. This will be accomplished with a historical critical approach and the use of methods closely related to tradition criticism. 

By first studying explicit expressions of a family relation between Ruth and David in the Book of Ruth and First Chronicles, I conclude that these expressions are likely to be original in the text that they occur. This result shows that it may be possible to say something about the date of the whole Book of Ruth based on its expression of a family relation between Ruth and David. Then, by examining texts in the Books of Samuel that reference Moab and texts that present David and his family, I conclude that there is at least an expression of a friendly relationship between David's family and Moab in the Books of Samuel and also texts that may show signs of the removal of a genealogy. 

To explain these conclusions from the Books of Samuel I posit three different likely scenarios or explanations and evaluate them. The one scenario that best correspond to the texts consists of the idea that a so called proto-idea is the cause of the friendly relationship between David's family and Moab in the Books of Samuel. This proto-idea is a tradition of a nonspecific connection between David’s family, or perhaps the area around Bethlehem, and Moab. From these results I draw the final conclusion that both the family relations in the Book of Ruth between Ruth and David and the friendly relationship between David's family and Moab in the Books of Samuel is probably based on the proto-idea. Therefore, the absence of an idea of a family relation between Ruth and David in the Books of Samuel cannot be used as circumstantial evidence to give the Book of Ruth a late date.},
  author       = {Sandhall, Henrik},
  keyword      = {Ruth,David,Moab,Ruth 4:18-22,Sam 22:3-4,dating.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Davids Moabitiska Arv : Avsaknaden av ett släktskap mellan Rut och David i Samuelsböckerna och dess relation till frågan om dateringen av Ruts Bok},
  year         = {2016},
}