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life paper 7 - Houston Scarborough Life 10/18/07 Prof. Gray...

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Houston Scarborough Life 10/18/07 Prof. Gray Parallels within Ezra and Jonah In the books of Ezra, Ruth and Jonah there are differences held towards opposing nationalities and tribes. The Biblical instances presented in these texts hold true and can be related into today’s modern culture. Attitudes found in Ezra and Jonah are more closely related than the attitude towards foreigners in Ruth. The book of Ruth establishes the foregone idea of accepting people for who they are is how the encounter with a stranger is meant to unfold. In today’s world, shadows are easily cast upon those with different backgrounds and cultural upbringings. In the book of Ruth, Boaz sets the standards for how these such matters are to be met. As her own wish, travels to the field belonging to Boaz with the wish to “glean among the ears of grain, behind someone in whose sight I may favor” (Ruth 2:2). At the time it was unknown to Boaz that he was to met in his field by a Moabite who wished to shadow his each and
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