Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Ruth: Chapter Summary

Ruth is an appendix to Judges. The name of the book. It is the Second of the Megilloth, 1. The author of this appears to be the same as of the Book of Judges, 2. The argument and uses of the book, 3. The chronology of the same. The history falls in the time of Ehud or Shamgar, about one hundred and twenty-eight years after the entrance into Canaan, 4. Two parts are exhibited. I. Ruth’s condition, poor and wretched (Ruth 1, 2). II. Her condition, happier and more joyful (Ruth 3, 4). A Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of the book, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 5.