Biblical Short Stories: Ruth and Esther
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Understanding the Old Testament
Taught by Professor Robert D. Miller II | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Discover the genre of the biblical short story: Old Testament books that recount single plots, often focusing on displaced women. Learn the story of Ruth, of the land of Moab—Israel’s hated enemy, who survived in Bethlehem through loyalty and resourcefulness. Also, encounter the Jewish, Persian Queen Esther, who saved her people by honoring her Jewishness while being queen of a gentile society.