Date: Sat Feb 22 2003 - 14:14:07 EST
In a message dated 2/22/03 11:13:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Your dismissal of the importance of Ruth is invalid. That book belongs to
> same part of the Hebrew scriptures as Ezra & Nehemiah. & besides the
> simple historical
> fact of claiming Moabite ancestry for David, it seems to be aimed at
> precisely the sort
> of views on marriage found in E & N. The latter can't be ignored, but
> neither can Ruth.
> & you are conflating several different things: Endogamy, concern for
> births" and marriage within a faith community.
Yes, of course, I withdraw from the thread.
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