RUTH TOTAL CHAPTERS: 4
RUTH TOTAL VERSES: 85
TOTAL WORDS: 2,578
DATE WRITTEN: 1000 BC
AUTHOR: May be Samuel
The power of loyalty in relationships, Biography Of David’s Great Grandmother.
Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz.
BOOK OF RUTH KEY VERSES:
1:16: 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.
3:9: Who are you?’ he asked. ‘I am your servant Ruth,’ she said. ‘Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer.
4:17: The women living there said, ‘Naomi has a son.’ And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
The book of Ruth is dated almost to the period of the Judges and is a story of romance, redemption, and loyalty. The sovereignty of God is manifest in the story of Ruth as how God in times of decline of His people preserved a seed in one of His servants that led to the birth of David and then to the birth of Jesus the Messiah. This is the story of Ruth the great-grandmother of David. Revolves around the hard time she faced s and her loyalty and devotion to Naomi, her Hebrew mother-in-law. Ruth patience and obedience brought her into the privileged lineage of Christ.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter# 1 – Naomi, an Ephraimite, lived in Moab. Her sons marry Moabites. Her husband and two sons died. Naomi returned to Bethlehem with her daughter in law, Ruth.
Chapter# 2 – Ruth Harvests in Boaz’s Fields. Naomi had a wealthy relative named Boaz. Boaz shows kindness to Ruth
Chapter# 3 – Naomi told Ruth to go and sleep at Boaz’s feet. She did so. Boaz said that he would marry her and gave her extra barley; Ruth returned back Bethlehem
Chapter# 4 – Boaz acts as a repurchaser. Redeemed the land and married Ruth. Ruth gave birth to Obed who was the father of Jesse, father of David.