Ruth, the great-grandmother of King David

Ruth 1:16-2:23. 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 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

Ruth marries Boaz.

Background Reading:

Naomi and Ruth

16 But Ruth answered, “Stop urging me to abandon you and to turn back from following you. Because wherever you go, I’ll go. Wherever you live, I’ll live. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I’ll die and be buried. May the LORD do this to me—and more—if anything except death comes between you and me.”

18 When Naomi observed Ruth’s determination to travel with her, she ended the conversation. 19So they continued on until they reached Bethlehem.

Naomi and Ruth Arrive in Bethlehem

Now when the two of them arrived in Bethlehem, the entire town got excited at the news of their arrival and they asked one another, “Can this be Naomi?”

20 But Naomi replied, “Don’t call me ‘Naomi’! Call me ‘Mara’! That’s because the Almighty has dealt bitterly with me. 21 I left here full, but the LORD brought me back empty. So why call me ‘Naomi’? After all, the LORD is against me, and the Almighty has broken me.”

22 So Naomi returned to Bethlehem from the country of Moab, along with her daughter-in-law Ruth the Moabite woman. And they arrived in Bethlehem at the beginning of the barley harvest.
Ruth 1:16-22

Ruth Meets Boaz

Continued Ruth 2:1-4:22.

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