Old Testament, Naomi (Biblical Character), Ruth (Biblical Character), Judaism
This article explores how the friendship of the two women, Naomi and Ruth, crossed religious and cultural boundaries. The cross-cultural dimension of their friendship impressed the early rabbis who saw in the story of Ruth's loyalty and commitment to Naomi a paradigm of conversion.
Jackson, Glenna S., "Naomi, Ruth and Orpah" (1994). Religion & Philosophy Faculty Scholarship. 12.
Jackson, Glenna S. "Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah." Bible Today 32 (1994): 68-73.
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