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Book of Ruth

The Book of Ruth is included in the third division, or the Writings, of the Hebrew Bible. The book tells of Ruth accepting the god of the Israelites as her god and the Israelite people as her own. In Ruth 1:16–17, Ruth tells Naomi, her Israelite mother-in-law, "Where you go I will go, where you stay I will stay. Your people will be your God my God. Where you die I will die, there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it so if death separates you and me." The book is held in esteem by Jews who fall under the category of Jews-by-choice, as is evidenced by the considerable presence of Boaz in rabbinic literature. The Book of Ruth functions liturgically, as it is read during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot; the book is structured in four chapters:Act 1: Prologue and Problem: Death and Emptiness Scene 1: Setting the scene Scene 2: Naomi returns home Scene 3: Arrival of Naomi and Ruth in Bethlehem Act 2: Ruth Meets Boaz, Naomi's Relative, on the Harvest Field Scene 1: Ruth in the field of Boaz Scene 2: Ruth reports to Naomi Act 3: Naomi Sends Ruth to Boaz on the Threshing Floor Scene 1: Naomi Reveals Her Plan Scene 2: Ruth at the threshing-floor of Boaz Scene 3: Ruth reports to Naomi Act 4: Resolution and Epilogue: Life and Fullness Scene 1: Boaz with the men at the gate Scene 2: A son is born to Ruth Genealogical appendix During the time of the judges, an Israelite family from Bethlehem – Elimelech, his wife Naomi, their sons Mahlon and Chilion – emigrated to the nearby country of Moab.

Elimelech died, the sons married two Moabite women: Mahlon married Ruth and Chilion married Orpah. After about ten years, the two sons of Naomi died in Moab. Naomi decided to return to Bethlehem, she told her daughters-in-law to return to their own mothers and remarry. Orpah reluctantly left. For wherever you go, I will go. Where you die, I will die, there I will be buried, thus and more may the Lord do to me if anything but death parts me from you.". The two women returned to Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest, in order to support her mother-in-law and herself, Ruth went to the fields to glean; as it happened, the field she went to belonged to a man named Boaz, kind to her because he had heard of her loyalty to her mother-in-law. Ruth told Naomi of Boaz's kindness, she gleaned in his field through the remainder of barley and wheat harvest. Boaz was a close relative of Naomi's husband's family, he was therefore obliged by the Levirate law to marry Mahlon's widow, Ruth, in order to carry on his family's inheritance.

Naomi sent Ruth to the threshing floor at night and told her to go where he slept, "uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what you are to do.". Ruth did so. Boaz asked her who she was, she replied: "I am your handmaid Ruth. Spread your robe over your handmaid, for you are a redeeming kinsman". Boaz blessed her and agreed to do all, required, he noted that, "all the elders of my town know what a fine woman you are", he acknowledged that he was a close relative, but that there was one, closer, she remained in submission at his feet until she returned into the city in the morning. Early that day, Boaz went to the city gate to meet with the other male relative before the town elders; the relative is not named: Boaz addresses him as ploni almoni "so and so". The unnamed relative is unwilling to jeopardize the inheritance of his own estate by marrying Ruth, so relinquished his right of redemption, thus allowing Boaz to marry Ruth, they transferred the property and redeemed it, ratified by the nearer kinsman taking off his shoe and handing it over to Boaz.

Ruth 4:7 notes for generations that: Now this was done in Israel in cases of redemption or exchange: to validate any transaction, one man would take off his sandal and hand it to the other. Such was the practice in Israel. Boaz and Ruth were married and have a son; the women of the city celebrate Naomi's joy, for Naomi found a redeemer for her family name, Naomi takes the child and places it in her bosom. The child is named Obed, who we discover is "the father of Jesse, the father of David", that is, the grandfather of King David; the book concludes with an appendix which traces the Davidic genealogy all the way back from Perez, "whom Tamar bore to Judah", through to Obed, down to David. The book does not name its author, it is traditionally ascribed to the prophet Samuel, but Ruth's identity as a non-Israelite and the stress on the need for an inclusive attitude towards foreigners suggests an origin in the fifth century BC, when intermarriage had become controversial. A substantial number of scholars therefore date it to the Persian period.

The genealogy that concludes the book is believed to be a post-exilic Priestly addition, as it adds nothing to the plot. The Book of Ruth illustrates the difficulty of trying to use laws given in books such as Deuteronomy as evidence of actual practice. Naomi plans to provide security for Ruth by arranging a Levirate marriage with Boaz, she instructs R

Eye to the Telescope (magazine)

Eye to the Telescope is a quarterly online journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, which publishes speculative poetry, including science-fiction, fantasy and poetry. It was established in 2011, it is a theme-based periodical with rotating editors. The first issue, in May 2011, had the theme "The Long and Short of Speculative Poetry," and featured both short poems, including haiku and other short poems, contrasted with long poems, it was edited by Deborah P Kolodji. Since the journal's editors are selected by the current SFPA president and change with each issue. Issues and editors: Long & Short: Samantha Henderson and Deborah P. Kolodji Australia & New Zealand: Tim Jones Persona: Jeannine Hall Gailey Formalism: Lester Smith LGBTQ: Stephen M. Wilson Weird Verse: Wade German Asian American: Bryan Thao Worra Immigrations: Joanne Merriam Bodies: Cathrynne Valente Translations: Lawrence Schimel Juxtapositions: Joshua Gage Mundane: Roger Dutcher Science: Geoffrey A. Landis Ekphrastic: John C.

Mannone Women: Anastasia Andersen Music: Diane Severson Isolation: Stephanie M. Wytovich Race: Jason McCall Mythopoesis: Curtis Shumaker Family: Josh Brown Male Perspectives: Marge Simon Ghosts: Shannon Connor Winward Robots: Brian Garrison Alternate Stories: Alan Ira Gordon Garbage: John Reinhart Evolving Gender: Sandra J. Lindow Arthuriana: Adele Gardner Time: Holly Lyn Walrath The Dark: Colleen Anderson Witches: Ashley Dioses Crossroads: Heather Moser Sports & Games: Lisa Timpf Infection: Sara Tantlinger Tricksters: Brittany Hause Hard Science Fiction Tropes: David C. Kopaska-Merkel Diane Severson, Amazing Stories Magazine Eye To The Telescope main page Listing at New Pages: Eye To The Telescope Listing at Poets & Writers: Eye To The Telescope

Tecumseh, Indiana

Tecumseh is an unincorporated census-designated place in eastern Fayette Township, Vigo County, in the U. S. state of Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute metropolitan area. Located on the Wabash River, the community was named for Tecumseh, the Native American leader of the Shawnee who fought General William Henry Harrison at Fort Harrison, only a mile south of the town. Tecumseh was once known as Durkee's Ferry, in 1890 it was a post-office with five or six houses. Durkee's Ferry was once one of the main crossing points on the Wabash River. A post office was established at Tecumseh in 1882, remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1907. Tecumseh is located at 39°33′47″N 87°25′18″W at an elevation of 561 feet