Category: Ruth

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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Exposition of Ruth 2:1-7

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 2:1-7. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Ruth 2:1-7, “1 Na’omi had a relative on her husband’s side, a prominent and wealthy member of Elimelekh’s clan, whose name was Bo’az. 2 Rut the woman from Mo’av said to Na’omi, “Let me go into the field and glean ears of grain behind anyone who will allow me to.” She answered her, “Go, my daughter.” 3 So she set out, arrived at the field and gleaned behind the reapers. She happened to be in the...

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Exposition of Ruth 1:15-22

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 1:15-22. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation unless otherwise noted. Ruth 1:15-22: 15 She said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her god; go back, after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Rut said, “Don’t press me to leave you and stop following you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God will be my God. 17 Where you die, I will die; and there I will be...

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