Archive for December 2009

Ruth 4

Ruth 4:1-6 Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the redeemer of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, “Turn aside, So-and-so, sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit […]

Ruth 3

Ruth 3:1-5 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? 2 “And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. 3 “Wash yourself therefore, and put on perfumed […]

Ruth 2

Ruth 2:1 Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. Analysis of v. 1: 1)     V. 1 introduces Boaz as another principal character and establishes his relationship with Naomi. 2)     He is designated as a “kinsman” of her husband. 3)     The […]

Ruth 1

Chapter 1 begins the account of Ruth who traveled from Moab to Israel to care for her grief-stricken mother-in-law, Naomi.

Introduction to Ruth

1)     Title. a)     The Book of Ruth is named after a Moabite woman who lived during the period of the Judges. b)     The etymology of the name “Ruth” is uncertain. c)     Some have suggested the name is a Moabite modification of the Hebrew term for “friendship, association.”[1] d)     The book of Ruth is one of […]