His name only appears at 2:1 for the first time, but this is followed by references at: 2:3,4,5,8,11,14,15,19,23; 3:2,7; 4:1,5,8,9,13,21 (so his name is the most used in these chapters). He is seen as:
Where do you find these characteristics portrayed, how
is this information suggested to you?
After completing this exercise, compare this list.
Like Naomi his speech shows him to be "older".
What does this mean for your "reading" of the book.
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