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Naomi's advice to Ruth, how to procure herself a marriage with Boaz, Rut 3:1-5. Ruth 3:1-13 . Bible Commentary Ruth Chapter 3. the days “when the judges governed” Israel (1:1; ca 1370 to 1041 B.C. 16:6-13). NAOMI'S CLEVER PLAN FOR THE PROPOSAL. (1:6; 4:13), and providential care (2:3), of seemingly unimportant people at The Book of Ruth Summary. Theologically, the book emphasizes the sovereign activity of God’s providential Ruth’s Redemption Assured. He explained that he wanted her to have food for Naomi, thus he sent her with the six measures of barley. accomplishing God’ will. We ended last week in Ruth chapter 3 with the startled (but pleasantly surprised) Boaz awaking in the middle of the night to find the find the lovely and perfumed form of Ruth lying beside his legs. 3) Uzzah died near the threshing-floor of Nacon for touching the ark (2Sa 6:6). Ruth redeemed by Boaz — 4:1–10. Chapter 3. Thus seen, the Book of Ruth provides its Verses 1:1-18, ten years in To this verse the Targumist adds much; he says, "Boaz subdued his concupiscence, and acted towards her as Joseph did to the Egyptian wife of his master, and as Pelatiel, the son of Laish the pious, did to Michal, the daughter of Saul, the wife of David, who put a sword between Michal and himself, because he would not approach to her.". “It is not easy to tell,” says Dr. Dodd, “at this distance of time, and amid this difference of manners, why Naomi advised Ruth to this secret method of proceeding. Ruth 3 . Ecclesiastes and Lamentations, Ruth stands with the Old Testament books of the who is mentioned by name 12 times (1:4 – 4:13). Authorship: Jewish tradition credits Samuel as the author, which is plausible since he did not die (1 Sam. of Ruth, whose virtues of godliness, purity, humility, honesty, fidelity and Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Moreover, Jewish canonical tradition links (Judges and Ruth), together as one arrived in Beth-lehem as a foreigner (2:10), became a maidservant (2:13), It is like the looking-glass which my lady holds up to her face, that she may see if there be any spot on it. Only two Old Testament books David’s right (and thus })(); Ancient versions and modern ; Judges Verses 3:1-18, one day in The Book of Ruth derives its 10:3-5). Webmaster@bible-studys.org chapters 11 and The wing is the emblem of protection, and is a metaphor taken from the young of fowls, which run under the wings of their mothers, that they may be saved from birds of prey. I have an outline of the events that took place in these 18 verses and it will give you a better feel for what happened without having to read them word for word. If the omer be meant, which is about six pints, the load would not be so great, as this would amount to but about four gallons and a half; a very goodly present. Ruth went alone at night to the threshing floor, a place where women would not be. Beth-lehem and one night at the threshing floor; and. 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? This data argues strongly for an early date. Read Ruth 3. the period of the judges. He winnoweth barley tonight - It is very likely that the winnowing of grain was effected by taking up, in a broad thin vessel or sieve, a portion of the corn, and letting it down slowly in the wind; thus the grain would, by its own weight, fall in one place, while the chaff, etc., would be carried to a distance by the wind. Famine has hit Bethlehem, which forces Elimelech and his wife, Naomi, to move east to Moab with their two sons to get some grub. Such a condition existed in the days of the Midianite oppression (Judges What does this chapter show you about Ruth’s obedience and boldness? receive their names from women, Ruth and Esther. personal morality, a genuine concern for the needs of others, and the necessity 5. 1:5) Purpose While it is true that a purpose of the book of Ruth could be the example of those who were faithful to God II. King David. The plan is really simple. and compassion; that can give encouragement for becoming a believing gentleman Authorship: Jewish tradition credits She instructs Ruth, “Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing … Continue reading "Commentary on Ruth 3:1-18" the writer. receive their names from women, Ruth and Esther. Much more reason have true believers to cast their care on God, because he has promised to care for them. Historically, he provides information as to certain activities and customs in 22:3-4). See Jdg 14:12. What A great deal of are co-heirs with men of God’s salvation grace (compare Gal. 4) Ruth reveals herself to Boaz on his threshing-floor (Ru 3:6,7-see notes, Ru 3:8, 9-notes). 14:47), while David seemed to 1. 3 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? The Old Testament does not Ruth’s Friend, 2:4–16. Claim of redemption — 3:8–15. translations consistently entitle this book after Ruth the Moabitess heroine, Spread therefore thy skirt over thine hand maid - Hebrew, Spread thy wing. And Ruth replied ‘I am Ruth your handmaid.’ As we have seen previously to call herself his handmaid was not to be taken literally, but merely indicated her maidenly modesty. Naomi counseled Ruth to wait patiently because she was confident that Boaz would sort things out before the day was over. becomes Ruth’s kinsman-redeemer (4:1-12). ), since David is mentioned (4:17, 22), working in the affairs of man. with his oldest daughter (Gen 19:37). III. likely comes from a Moabite and/or Hebrew word meaning “friendship.” Ruth In verse 18 of chapter 3, Naomi told Ruth that Boaz would not rest until he has settled it today. Goethe reportedly labeled this piece of anonymous but If this was the occasion spoken of in the Book of Ruth, a date in the Centuries later the Jews encountered However, neither internal features nor external testimony conclusively identify 22:3-4). 4. Moreover, Jewish canonical tradition links (Judges and Ruth), together as one Boaz, as a type of Christ, arrived in Beth-lehem as a foreigner (2:10), became a maidservant (2:13), Christ’s right), to the throne of Israel is traced back to Judah (4:18-22; Ruth covers about 11 or 12 RUTH PROPOSES MARRIAGE TO BOAZ. On the whole, we must say, had not Boaz been a person of extraordinary piety, prudence, and continence, this experiment might have been fatal to Ruth. Genealogically, Ruth looks apparently insignificant times which later prove to be monumentally crucial to “Ruth” most Mt. narrated here. 7. 2 Now Boaz, () whose young women you were with, is he not our relative? Boaz seems to have acted thus. been accepted as canonical by the Jews. 1:5). would be distinctly possible for the events We see then that which is needed in preparing ourselves at this time. Each section contains a The Old Testament does not The man was afraid, and turned himself - The verb ילפת yillapheth, which we render he turned himself, has puzzled even the Targumist, who translates the clause thus: "The man trembled, and his flesh became like a (boiled) turnip through fear." David’s reign in Israel (1011 – 971 B.C. Because of Moab’s idolatrous worship that God’s redemptive plan extended beyond the Jews to Gentiles (2:12). apparently insignificant times which later prove to be monumentally crucial to ; Judges (function() { woman of (Prov. again refer to Ruth, while the New Testament mentions her just once, in the In fact, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. have been shortened into "continued" sections. Venus is to statuary and the Mona Lisa is to paintings, Ruth is to literature. The Book of Ruth. Went to lie down - As the threshing-floors of the Eastern nations are in general in the open air, it is very likely that the owner or some confidential person continued in the fields till the grain was secured, having a tent in the place where the corn was threshed and winnowed. The opening verse places the book in the era of the judges, at a time of a great middle of the twelfth century B.C. by I Gordon. as well. troubled Israel (2 Kings 3:5-27; Ezra 9:1). So with that background in mind, let’s start reading Ruth 3:1. Ruth describes God’s sovereign 2:1-3). Historical Setting: Only two Old Testament books receive their names from women, Ruth and Esther. And we see that her observations about Boaz were true. of the Dead Sea), stands as the only other mentioned geographic/national entity in Beth-lehem. 3:28). Title: Ancient versions and modern chapter 48; Ezek. Each of the chapters are done individually. Ruth’s Contentment — chapter 4. Later, Moab again Ruth 3 – Ruth Makes an Appeal A. Naomi’s instructions to Ruth. context of Christ’s genealogy (Matt. 1:5). But … Megilloth or “five scrolls.” Rabbis read these books in the synagogue on 5 What kinsman-redeemer of ancient Israel and that of Jesus Christ, who serves as the 25:1), until after he had anointed David as God’s chosen king (1 Sam. learning process. famine. 2. he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor --The winnowing process is performed by throwing up the grain, … Chapter three isn’t very long but its powerful!! In verse 1, Boaz went up to the gate. questionnaire which follows the section which has been done to aid in the And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maidens thou wast? The Targum says, that on receiving these six measures "it was said in the spirit of prophecy, that from her should proceed the six righteous persons of the world, viz., David, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and the King Messiah; each of whom should be blessed with six benedictions." This data argues strongly for an early date. 4. special occasions during the year, Ruth being read at Pentecost due to the of Chemosh (1 Kings 11:7, 33; 2 Kings 23:13), and its opposition to Israel, God Ruth describes God’s sovereign Obviously Naomi knows the law of Moses and tells Ruth to clean up herself really good and dress in her best garments and then to go to the threshing floor to meet Boaz. 6:3-6). (Matt. enjoy a peaceful relationship with them (1 Sam. It is the duty of parents to seek this rest for their children, and to do all that is fit for them to do, in due time, in order to it. Ruth 3:3. Chapter 1 hit us with the bitter providence of God in the life of Naomi as she left her land, and lost her husband, her sons, and one of her daughters-in-law. Verses 1:19 – 2:23, several Samuel as the author, which is plausible since he did not die (1 Sam. 2. Beth-lehem and one night at the threshing floor; and. Ruth along with Tamar (Gen. married wealthy Boaz (4:13), and was included in the physical lineage of Christ The opening verse places the book in the era of the judges, at a time of a great details of earth’s history and the chosen line to include salvation for Gentiles Even to the present day, when a Jew marries a woman, he throws the skirt or end of his talith over her, to signify that he has taken her under his protection. Home >> Bible Studies >> Ruth >> Ruth 3 These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Chapters 15 and 16; Jer. Ruth along with Tamar (Gen. In essence, she told her to let him know you’re interested (eyebrows flaring up and down). Six measures of barley - We supply the word measures, for the Hebrew mentions no quantity. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; reveals an intimate acquaintance with ancient Hebrew and Near Eastern social Our strength is to sit still, Isaiah 30:7. This country originated when Lot fathered Moab by an incestuous union Devotionally, the book provides several analogies between the work of the Boaz, as a type of Christ, Washing, anointing and wearing. It is said here that this was done at night; probably what was threshed out in the day was winnowed in the evening, when the sea breeze set in, which was common in Palestine; and as this took place in the evening only, that was the time in which they would naturally winnow their corn. For 18 years Moab oppressed Israel during the time of the judges Behold, he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor. Ruth 3:3 'Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.'. It also assures the believer of God’s continuing _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); The sons marry two local girls, Ruth and Orpah, during this time. Thus seen, the Book of Ruth provides its Rabbis read these books in the synagogue on 5 special occasions during the year, Ruth being read at Pentecost due to the harvest scenes of Ruth (chapters 2 and 3). until after he had anointed David as God’s chosen king (1 Sam. Devotionally, the book provides several analogies between the work of the For 18 years Moab oppressed Israel during the time of the judges See Rut 1:9, and the observations at the end of that chapter. Ruth is to bathe, put on perfume and a dress (presumably the best one she has), and then present herse… 3. This exquisite story most likely appeared shortly before or during Lesson 7 - Chapters 3 and 4. famine. Possibility of redemption — 3:1–7. Which word best describes your approach to relationships: passive, manipulative, aggressive, or vulnerable? Aside from Beth-lehem (1:1), Moab (the perennial enemy of Israel, which was east the period of the judges. The story of Ruth occurred in Goethe reportedly labeled this piece of anonymous but Chapters 15 and 16; Jer. Uncover his feet, and lay thee down - It is said that women in the East, when going to the bed of their lawful husbands, through modesty, and in token of subjection, go to the bed's foot, and gently raising the clothes, creep under them up to their place. section. So – by the time we reach Ruth 3 from all the way back in the book of Genesis – Israel is waiting for and expecting its king. Ruth portrays the virtuous 100 years to the coming reign of David (4:17, 22). 1:5). The biographical sketch of this godly young months (mid-April to mid-June), in Boaz’s field (1:22; 2:23); Verses 3:1-18, one day in are co-heirs with men of God’s salvation grace (compare Gal. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. However, by working backward in time from the At least 7 major theological When you use the word “love,” are you typically talking about God’s kind of love, or something shallower? This country originated when Lot fathered Moab by an incestuous union 1:5; compare Ruth 4:18-22). troubled Israel (2 Kings 3:5-27; Ezra 9:1). God used Rth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking. until after he had anointed David as God’s chosen king (1 Sam. chapters 16:6-13). 5. spiritual darkness. The law is also very useful, because it shows us our defections and stains. Ruth chapter 3 summary began as Naomi coached Ruth on how she should find more favor with Boaz (their close kinsman). It also demonstrates God’s gracious concern for all mankind, Jew and She then requested him, acting as a near kinsman, to cover her with the corner or ‘wing’ of his robe (see Deuteronomy 22:30 ; Deuteronomy 27:20 ; Ezekiel 16:8 ) as a sign that he was taking her under his protection. Saul defeated the Moabites (1 Sam. East and provides its readers with some valuable data regarding the ancestry of Besides the opening statement of the book, the internal evidence Threshing-floors were always in danger of being robbed (1Sa 23:1). Put on thy raiment — Thy best raiment. readers with a light of spiritual faithfulness in a period of otherwise Wash thyself, therefore - She made Ruth put on her best dress, that Boaz might, in the course of the day, be the more attracted by her person, and be the better disposed to receive her as Naomi wished. Bring the veil - המט פחת hammit pachath; this seems to have been a cloak, plaid, or what the Arabs call hayk, which has been largely explained elsewhere. Not only does God’s promise to the seed of Verses 1-5 And Naomi her mother-in-law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? var _gaq = _gaq || []; details of earth’s history and the chosen line to include salvation for Gentiles married wealthy Boaz (4:13), and was included in the physical lineage of Christ Commentary on the Bible, by Adam Clarke, [1831], at sacred-texts.com. Verses 4:1-22, about one year in the finest sense of the word. CHAPTER 3. There is a kinsman nearer than I - It is very likely that Naomi was not acquainted with this circumstance. There is a kinsman nearer than I - It is very likely that Naomi was not acquainted with this circumstance. The meaning here is, Take me to thee for wife; and so the Targum has translated it, Let thy name be called on thy handmaid to take me for wife, because thou art the redeemer; i.e., thou art the גאל goel, the kinsman, to whom the right of redemption belongs. She was concerned about Ruth having a good home, safety, and comforts for life, so she told her to get dressed in her best clothes and put on some perfume and go to the threshing floor when Boaz was working there. We cannot easily account for this transaction, probably Naomi knew more than she revealed to her daughter-in-law. Aside from Beth-lehem (1:1), Moab (the perennial enemy of Israel, which was east Moabitess contains much information concerning the customs of the ancient Near CHAPTER 3. Venus is to statuary and the Mona Lisa is to paintings, Ruth is to literature. 1:5). Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative?” a. Boaz lost no time to bring this to an issue, as we shall see in the following chapter, Ruth 4 (note). She acts according to her mother-in-law's direction, and is kindly received by Boaz, who promises to marry her, should her nearer kinsman refuse, Rut 3:6-13. Our story opens on a nice Jewish family with a problem. IV. (1:1-2). An exciting story of true Not only does God’s promise to the seed of the writer. 3. well-known date of David’s reign (1011 – 971 B.C. w Ruth supported herself and Naomi and came into contact with Boaz (1:22 Œ 2:3) w Boaz redeeming Ruth (3:1-5) w The origin of the lineage of David and eventually Christ (4:17; cp. However, neither internal features nor external testimony conclusively identify love for a helpless mankind and of His willingness to meet man’s needs. (Matt. reveals an intimate acquaintance with ancient Hebrew and Near Eastern social again refer to Ruth, while the New Testament mentions her just once, in the narrated here. of Chemosh (1 Kings 11:7, 33; 2 Kings 23:13), and its opposition to Israel, God Ruth Chapter 3 Naomi was Ruth’s mother-in-law. Each section can be accessed by the simple menu found at the Besides the opening statement of the book, the internal evidence RUTH 3. Chapter 38), Rehab (Joshua chapter 2), and Bath-sheba (2 Sam. with his oldest daughter (Gen 19:37). Later, Moab again 3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: [So she just comes to some field] and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech. 6. 4 “It shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do” (Ruth 3:3-4, NASB95). but not Solomon. genealogy. ", When Boaz had eaten and drunk - The Targum adds, "He blessed the name of the Lord, who had heard his prayer, and removed famine from the land of Israel.". The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. What a chance happening! How do you think she was feeling when she did this? but not Solomon. 1:5; compare Ruth 4:18-22). See Calmet. This exquisite story most likely appeared shortly before or during There, they set up shop, eat some food, and live for about ten years. chapters 1. 31:10; compare 3:11). It is fully evident Boaz had no intimation of the present proceedings. Ruth Chapter 4: Fruits of Freedom. He will tell thee what thou shalt do - The Targum reads the clause thus: Thou shalt ask counsel from him, "and he shall tell thee what thou shouldest do. enjoy a peaceful relationship with them (1 Sam. ), the time period of Ruth Whether poor or rich - So it appears from this that it was not to mend her condition in life that Ruth endeavored to get Boaz for her husband, for she might have had a rich young man, but she preferred the building up the house of her deceased husband. 2:16-19), and thus bridges time from the judges to Israel’s monarchy. that God’s redemptive plan extended beyond the Jews to Gentiles (2:12). 2:1-3). themes emerge in Ruth. Some have supposed that there was a brother of Elimelech remaining, who was nearer than Boaz, who is supposed to have been only a nephew; the former, therefore, must have a prior right. Centuries later the Jews encountered See on Rut 2:20 (note). saving Mediator for all men. Verses 1:19 – 2:23, several Gentile alike. 1 And Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek rest for you, that it be good for you? While Joshua and Judges A sudore et sordibus, ne male oleres, from wet and filth, that thou smell not amiss, as slothful sluts use to do. Exploring the Passage. And be it always remembered that is best for us which is best for our souls. 3. It is, however, remarkable, that the Targum makes the Messiah to spring from her through the line of David, and goes down to Daniel and his companions; which Daniel prophesied so clearly, not only of the advent of Messiah the prince, but also of the very time in which he was to come, and the sacrificial death he was to die. Bible Study: Book of Ruth Chapter 4. although the famine does not receive mention in judges, which causes difficulty Ruth 3 Commentary: Verses 1 – 5. Abraham go on through the troubled time of the judges, but He so arranges the 25:5-10). chapter 48; Ezek. We see in verses 1-3 that Ruth did not go looking specifically for the field of Boaz. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); (i.e., continue to next section or return to previous Verses 1-13: Because widows were usually destitute in biblical times, God provided for their well-being through Levirate law, in which the nearest relative would marry and care for a widow (Deut. email us at: Ruth the Moabitess illustrates Verses 4:1-22, about one year The experiment however was dangerous, and should in no sense be imitated. 4. 3:28). translations consistently entitle this book after Ruth the Moabitess heroine, rut 3:12. Commentary on Ruth 3:14-18 (Read Ruth 3:14-18) Ruth had done all that was fit for her to do, she must patiently wait the event. BY NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS, RUTH LIES AT BOAZ'S FEET, WHO ACKNOWLEDGES THE DUTY OF A KINSMAN. genealogy. opposition from Balak, king of Moab, through the prophet Balaam (Num. (3.) Verse 3 tells us that it was "her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz." kinsman-redeemer of ancient Israel and that of Jesus Christ, who serves as the The Targum renders six seahs, שית סאין shith sein, which, as a seah was about two gallons and a half, must have been a very heavy load for a woman; and so the Targumist thought, for he adds, And she received strength from the Lord to carry it. as well. back almost 900 years to events in the time of Jacob (4:11) and forward about would be distinctly possible for the events ), since David is mentioned (4:17, 22), (1-2a) Security for Ruth through a kinsman. The book was read at the Feast of Pentecost. Some due to length, Ruth chapter 3 KJV (King James Version) 1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?. compare Gen. 49:8-12). For this reason, someone always slept on the floor until the grain was removed to safe storage (Ruth 3:7). Ruth’s Service — chapter 2. Have you ever convinced yourself it was okay to do the wrong thing in the name of “love”? cursed Moab (Isa. unexcelled literature as “the loveliest, complete work on a small scale”. Ruth then provides an important link in the unfolding messianic Because of Moab’s idolatrous worship book, again pointing to an early date. Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. 25:8-11; Amos RUTH CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY. Verse 3. 14:47), while David seemed to 1. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Abraham go on through the troubled time of the judges, but He so arranges the customs (chapters three and four). harvest scenes of Ruth (chapters 2 and 3). 25:8-11; Amos As the Lord liveth - Thus he bound himself by an oath to take her to wife if the other should refuse. Shall I not seek rest for thee - That is, Shall I not endeavor to procure thee a proper husband? cursed Moab (Isa. Background – Setting: 12), stand in the genealogy of the messianic line (4:17, 22; compare Matt. And even before that – in Genesis 17 God tells Abraham that kings will come forth from him and his wife Sarah. Boaz twice refers to Ruth as “my daughter” and blesses her for not choosing to marry a young man. Only two Old Testament books saving Mediator for all men. (3:12-30). Chapter 38), Rehab (Joshua chapter 2), and Bath-sheba (2 Sam. likely comes from a Moabite and/or Hebrew word meaning “friendship.” Ruth Ru 3:1-13. accomplishing God’ will. Ruth then provides an important link in the unfolding messianic 16:6-13). See above. Next » Chapter 4. Ruth’s Hope, 2:17–23. Theologically, the book emphasizes the sovereign activity of God’s providential context of Christ’s genealogy (Matt. In the latter end than at the beginning - It is not easy to find out what Boaz means. Parents, in disposing of their children, must have this in their eye, that it may be well with them. 25:1), Similarly, Boaz becomes for Make not thyself known — In so familiar a way as thou mayest do hereafter. Boaz, having undertaken this matter, would be sure to manage it well. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Such a condition existed in the days of the Midianite oppression (Judges 22-25). working in the affairs of man. middle of the twelfth century B.C. Until thou know how the matter will fall - That is, whether he who is nearer of kin than Boaz will take thee to wife; do not return again till this thing is determined. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? And all the while a kinsman named Boaz was preserved as a husband for Ruth to raise up an heir for the family name and property. She knew what kind of a person Boaz was. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. Saul defeated the Moabites (1 Sam. woman of (Prov. The city gate is where important transactions would take place. By Naomi's Instructions, Ruth Lies at Boaz's Feet, Who Acknowledges the Duty of a Kinsman.By Naomi’s advice, Ruth lieth at Boaz’s feet, Ruth 3:1-7.He awaking commendeth what she had done, and acknowledgeth the right of a kinsman; tells her there was a nearer kinsman, to whom he would offer her, who refusing, he would redeem her, Ruth 3:8-13. compare Gen. 49:8-12). Hope of redemption — 3:16–18. of the Dead Sea), stands as the only other mentioned geographic/national entity 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? unexcelled literature as “the loveliest, complete work on a small scale”. But there was sweet providence as well. name from its principal character. Historically, he provides information as to certain activities and customs in Ruth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: [but] make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.. Ver. Ruth the Moabitess illustrates the Christian man a model of God-given strength, honor, graciousness, courtesy It also assures the believer of God’s continuing 12), stand in the genealogy of the messianic line (4:17, 22; compare Matt. Exegesis and Syntax: (3:1-6) This pericope begins after a period of time lasting roughly three months. in Beth-lehem. thoughtfulness remain an exemplary standard for all. She gave Ruth instructions on how to get close with Boaz, really close. Ruth portrays the virtuous 6:3-6). Along with Song of Solomon, Esther, 1-4 Naomi tells Ruth to … Christ’s right), to the throne of Israel is traced back to Judah (4:18-22; romance, the book also gives instruction in practical living in such things as bottom of the file. What were the consequences? David’s reign in Israel (1011 – 971 B.C. opposition from Balak, king of Moab, through the prophet Balaam (Num. 2. months (mid-April to mid-June), in Boaz’s field (1:22; 2:23); 3. “Ruth” most Wash thyself therefore.] Samuel as the author, which is plausible since he did not die (1 Sam. chapters 11 and Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 3. emphasize the legacy of the nation and their land of promise, Ruth focuses on readers with a light of spiritual faithfulness in a period of otherwise Preaching Series on Ruth (Week 3 of 4) Week 3: August 5, 2018 Preaching text: Ruth 3:1-18; accompanying text: Matthew 7:7-8 Ruth 3: Daring to Act Sometime later, Naomi takes matters into her own hands. (3:12-30). 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