Ruth was the daughter-in-law of Naomi and came back with her from Moab to the land of Israel after the famine. She married Boaz about about 1120BC which was in the time of the 9th Judge or ruler Jair, and became the great-grandmother of King David.
Ruth in Hebrew means friendship.
Boaz in Hebrew means fleetness, strength.
Their son Obed was the father of Jesse who was the father of King David.
Naomi and Ruth
16 But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." 18When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, "Can this be Naomi?"
20 "Don't call me Naomi," she told them. "Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me."
22 So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the
Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley
harvest was beginning.
Ruth Meets Boaz
Continued Ruth 2:1-4:22
What Naomi asked Ruth to do was to uncover Boaz’s feet and then lie down at his feet. In the Hebrew culture of the day this was a way in which a woman could ask a man to take responsibility for her in marriage.