Naomi's redemption

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Hirst, D. 2016. Naomi's redemption.
AuthorsHirst, D.
Abstract

Draft libretto for an opera in two acts based on the Biblical tale of Ruth.

Three main solo roles: Naomi, Ruth, Boaz; with four smaller roles and optional chorus.

The libretto follows the Biblical story as closely as possible.

Two questions still need resolving: What is Ruth's fate at the end? Is she simply a surrogate mother for Naomi? Why is Obed's ancestry traced through Boaz and not through Naomi's son Mahlon as Levirate marriage would dictate?

KeywordsLibretto; Opera; Book of Ruth ; Biblical story; Naomi; Bible
Year2016
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Output statusUnpublished
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Deposited07 Sep 2020
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