Category: Ruth

Exposition of Ruth 3:6-9

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:6-9. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Ruth 3:6-9, “6 She went down to the threshing-floor and did everything as her mother-in-law had instructed her. 7 After Bo’az was through eating and drinking and was feeling good, he went to lie down at the end of the pile of grain. She stole in, uncovered his feet and lay down. 8 In the middle of the night the man was startled and turned over, and – there was a woman lying at his feet!...

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Exposition of Ruth 3:1-5

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 3:1-5. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Ruth 3:1-5, “1 Na’omi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I should be seeking security for you; so that things will go well with you. 2 Now there’s Bo’az our relative -you were with his girls. He’s going to be winnowing barley tonight at the threshing-floor. 3 So bathe, anoint yourself, put on your good clothes, and go down to the threshing-floor; but don’t reveal your presence to the man until he’s finished eating and...

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Commentary on the Kinsman Redeemer Theme in Ruth

We will take a quick break from examining the book of Ruth to discuss an important topic, namely that of the Kinsman Redeemer which plays not only an important part in the story of Ruth, but more importantly, in the message of the gospel itself. We find the term kinsman redeemer in Ruth 2:20: Na‘omi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by Adonai, who has never stopped showing grace, neither to the living nor to the dead.” Na‘omi also told her, “The man is closely related to us; he’s one of our redeeming kinsmen.” (CJB) Some translations...

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Exposition of Ruth 2:17-23

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 2:17-23. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Ruth 2:17-23, 17 So she gleaned in the field until evening. When she beat out what she had gathered, it came to about a bushel of barley. 18 She picked it up and went back to the city. Her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned, and Rut brought out and gave her what she had left over after eating her fill. 19 Her mother-in-law asked her, “Where did you glean today? Where were you working? Blessed...

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Exposition of Ruth 2:8-16

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 2:8-16. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Ruth 2:8-16, “8 Bo’az said to Rut, “Did you hear that, my daughter? Don’t go to glean in another field, don’t leave this place, but stick here with my working girls. 9 Keep your eyes on whichever field the reapers are working in, and follow the girls. I’ve ordered the young men not to bother you. Whenever you get thirsty, go and drink from the water jars the young men have filled.” 10 She fell on...

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