OBST 515 Interpretive Commentary: Ruth

The student will write a minimum 2500 word interpretive commentary on the Old Testament (OT) book of Ruth, in current Turabian format, that will include the following major components: 1) an introduction to the historical setting (approximately 200 – 300 words); 2) an exegetical outline of the book (that provides structure for the commentary with content oriented subheadings); 3) an interpretive commentary on Ruth for chapters 1-4 (approximately 500 words per chapter); as well as 4) a conclusion that supports at least 3 applications to the Christian life drawn from the interpretive analysis performed in the commentary (approximately 300 – 500 words). The student will submit a title page and bibliography in module week 2 containing a minimum of 5 scholarly sources (that will provide a basis for research in the interpretive commentary), and the completed commentary will be submitted in module week 7. Supports Learning Outcomes A, B, C, D, E.