A young Moabite widow, who, because of her selfless devotion to her mother-in-law Naomi, and to Naomi’s God, gained a husband and a child, a place in Jewish history and became the great-grandmother of David and an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
Ruth faces the problems of widowhood
Ruth commits herself to Naomi
Ruth and Boaz
Ruth asks Boaz to be her “kinsman-redeemer” Ru 3:9 The kinsman-redeemer was the closest male relative who had responsibility to marry a widow within the family and thereby protect the interests of needy members of the extended family.
Boaz negotiates with a nearer relative of Ruth’s See also Ru 4:1-8
Ruth is included in the genealogy of Jesus Christ
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