Analysis Chart 2 for Ruth ch 4

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complete the Analysis Chart and summary Essay . These two docs combined

should be 8-9 pages, Chart single-spaced, Essay double-spaced. You can

make them separate docs if it helps (Chart is turned sideways--landscape). Please follow this structure below for your Summary Essay (please note: the Summary Essay does NOT summarize the biblical story, but summarizes your findings in the Chart). (Make sure you read the attached reading here as it includes relevant info

you should put in the Cultural Customs & Intertextual columns.)

Include in your Essay:

--an opening paragraph giving any historical data you can find (date of setting, approximate date or century when written down, if known) and if you want to describe the story in a nutshell, you can do that.

--paragraphs giving your key findings about how the main characters are characterized (use adjectives that describe their roles, motives, possible feelings, but based on their words and actions, as the story goes along, ie, in specific verses and scenes; this will include both what the narrator tells you, but also how you interpret the characterizations)

--paragraph discussing repetitions you found in the story

--paragraph discussing your findings in the chart on cultural customs

--paragraph on ironies you found

--paragraph on intertextualities

--paragraph on general theological understandings of what the text suggests/believes of who God is and what it means to be human

NARRATIVE ANALYSIS CHART FOR BIBLICAL TEXT INTERPRETATION Begin with trying to learn about the historical information related to the text (check the introduction and footnotes of the biblical book): historical timeframe/setting of the story (date/century), when commentators think it may have been written down, if they know, any key events going on at the time of the setting or the time of the writing? After reading the story, as best you can determine the ‘limits’ (beginning & end) of the story and the length of the scenes or segments within a story by listing chapter & verse #s under Scenes. For each scene ask not only who are the characters and list them, but how the narrator characterizes each character, and list adjectives describing the character. This emerges when you examine what a character says and does. What does a character’s speech tell you about the character (possible thoughts, feelings, motives). What do their actions tell you about them? Include God as a character. Track what you discern about each character across the segments of the narrative. Do individual characters develop? How so? What points can be made about how the narrator views cultural customs (this may relate to gender roles)? How the characters act about these? What repetitions appear, especially of specific words, but also repeated actions or themes? What do these repeating items suggest about a character, about meanings emphasized? What ‘intertextual’ connections do you discern with other biblical stories or texts? (e.g., Adam & Eve go against God’s plan, but in the next story, so does their son, Cain) What additional meanings do these intertextualities suggest? E.g., are there parallels in God’s speech or actions from story to story? Where do you locate irony across the narrative? How does irony serve characterization and meaning? Are there any theological insights or views conveyed in each scene? (theology generalizes about who God is, what humans are, and what the world/creation is) HISTORICAL INFO: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCENES: Chap/Vss CHARACTERS & CHARACTERIZATION SPEECHES ACTIONS CULTURAL CUSTOMS REPETITIONS INTERTEXTUALITY IRONY THEOLOGY SCENES: Chap/Vss CHARACTERS & CHARACTERIZATION SPEECHES ACTIONS CULTURAL CUSTOMS REPETITIONS INTERTEXTUALITY IRONY THEOLOGY SCENES: Chap/Vss CHARACTERS & CHARACTERIZATION SPEECHES ACTIONS CULTURAL CUSTOMS REPETITIONS INTERTEXTUALITY IRONY THEOLOGY SCENES: Chap/Vss CHARACTERS & CHARACTERIZATION SPEECHES ACTIONS CULTURAL CUSTOMS REPETITIONS INTERTEXTUALITY IRONY THEOLOGY SCENES: Chap/Vss CHARACTERS & CHARACTERIZATION SPEECHES ACTIONS CULTURAL CUSTOMS REPETITIONS INTERTEXTUALITY IRONY THEOLOGY SCENES: Chap/Vss CHARACTERS & CHARACTERIZATION SPEECHES ACTIONS CULTURAL CUSTOMS REPETITIONS INTERTEXTUALITY IRONY THEOLOGY

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Analysis Chart 2 for Ruth Chapter 4

The book of Ruth was written by Samuel according to the Hebrew. It was written in the
fifth century BCE. Its main character is Ruth who was Moabites but after being married by the
son of Naomi accepted the one God of Israelites. She was married by the son of Naomi at the
time when Naomi and her two sons had gone to Moabite to escape from the drought that had hit
Israel at the time. It is during this time in Moabite that both of the Naomi sons married two
Moabites women one of them being Ruth. Both the sons of Naomi died in the foreign land. After
the famine, she decided to go back to Israel and leave the two women with their people but Ruth
refused and followed her and swore that Naomi’s people will be her people and her God will be
her God. After they had returned to Israel there was a man called Boaz of the family where
Naomi had been married and he was harvesting his wheat at the time when they returned.
Because Naomi had nothing of her own according to the customs of the Israelites she had no son
or husband, therefore, she could not own anything. Ruth started collecting the left over from the
fields of Boaz and Boaz noticed her and had favor in her, the later organized for the redemption
of the property of the late husband of Naomi but after the next of kin refused to redeem her he
offered himself and married Ruth and got a son named Obed. This is an analysis of what
happened after Naomi and Ruth had returned to Israel after the famine ended as recorded in
Chapter four in the book of Ruth of the Holy Bible.
One of the main characters in this chapter is Ruth. She is a faithful wife of the son of
Naomi. She is faithful to the God of Israelites after she was married to the Israelites. Ruth is a
humble daughter in law of Naomi and very obedient to her. After her husband dies, she vows to
be with Naomi all her life and tells Naomi that her people with be hers as well and that Naomi’s



God will be her God. After they leave for Israel Naomi is accompanied by Ruth to Bethlehem
where she works hard on the fields of Boaz to collect the leftovers that harvesters have left. Boaz
notices that she is a hard working woman as well and obedient to her mother-in-law.
Another major character is Naomi. She is married to Elimelech who dies and lives her
with two sons. Naomi has a lot of faith in her God and trust that everything will be ok despite
losing her husband and the two sons. She is a hard working mother to the two ones that she
brings up as a single mother. She is portrayed as a loving and caring mother. When the land of
Israel faces a severe drought, she and her sons go to foreign land to till the land there and have
food. While in the foreign land, the sons marry Moabites wives. One of these wives is Ruth. The
two sons also die in the foreign land and Ruth decides to go back to her land in Israel. She travels
with Ruth back to Israel.
The other main character is Boaz. He is a relative to Elimelech who was husband to
Naomi. Boaz is a hard-working older man who is successful in his farm where Ruth collects
leftovers of the harvesting season. Boaz is a caring m...

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