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~Ruth~

Bible Location:

The 8th book of the Bible located between Judges and I Samuel

Women Who Are Spoken Of In This Book:

  • Naomi
  • Ruth

 

Date of Writing:
Approximately 1010 B.C., though exact date of writing is not known

 

The Author Of This Book:

Unknown.

Brief Summary:

The book tells of Ruth’s accepting the God of the Israelites as her God and the Israelite people as her own. In Ruth 1:16 and 17 Ruth tells Naomi, her Israelite mother in law, “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” Ruth, a Moabite widow, because of the love for her mother-in-law, Naomi, leaves her own country and travels back with Naomi to Bethlehem. There she meets Boaz, a relative of Naomi, who marries her.

Book Snipit:
The Book of Ruth (Hebrew: מגילת רות‎, Ashkenazi pronunciation: [məˈɡɪləs rus], Megilath Ruth, “the Scroll of Ruth”, one of the Five Megillot) is a book of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. In the Jewish canon it is included in the third division, or the Writings (Ketuvim); in the Christian canon it is treated as a history book and placed between Judges and 1 Samuel. It is named after its central figure, Ruth the Moabitess, the great-grandmother of David.

Key Verses:

Ruth 1:16-17, Ruth 2:11-12, Ruth 4:9-10, Ruth 4:16-17

 

Key Words:
Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried…

 

Notable Events In This Book:

  • Ruth and Naomi return to Bethlehem
  • Ruth meets Boaz
  • Ruth Marries Boaz

 

Key people in this book are:
Naomi, Ruth, Boaz

 

Notable places are:
Moab, Israel, Bethlehem

 

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