Friday, March 27, 2020
Hey, you! Can I borrow your god for a bit?
The third model is not present in the HB [Hebrew Bible], with the exception of the book of Ruth. In her passionate declaration that she will not return to Moab without Naomi, she expresses an intriguing belief system. Her adoption of the deities of her mother-in-law sounds like an example of lending a divinity.— Bob Becking in Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH’s Ancient Look-Alikes, p. 70