Category: Ruth

Exposition of Ruth 1:6-14

In this post, we will work our way through Ruth 1:6-14. We will be utilizing the ESV translation. Ruth 1:6-14, “6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food. 7 So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. 8 But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the Lord...

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Exposition of Ruth 1:1-5

In this post, we will begin our journey through Ruth, first examining Ruth 1:1-5. We will be utilizing the Complete Jewish Bible translation. Ruth 1:1-5, “1 Back in the days when the judges were judging, at a time when there was a famine in the land, a certain man from Beit-Lechem went to live in the territory of Mo’av – he, his wife and his two sons. 2 The man’s name was Elimelekh, his wife’s name was Na’omi, and his two sons were named Machlon and Kilyon; they were Efratim from Beit-Lechem in Y’hudah. They arrived in the plain...

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The Book of Ruth: Background

One of the obligatory elements of studying any book of the Bible is taking a look at the background information, the history, setting, date of writing, overarching theme, main characters, and any other issues that impact how one approaches what they are reading. Since understanding this type of information is an important function of sound biblical exegesis, as we kick off our study of the Book of Ruth and before we get into the actual text, we are going to take the needed time in this post in order to look at the important background information that will in...

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Ruth’s Reward

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ruth in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. Zach Barnhart opened up our series by looking at Ruth 1:1-5 Mike Boling looked at Ruth 1:6-22. Dave looked at Ruth chapter 2. Dave looked at Ruth chapter three. Today Dave concludes our series on Ruth by looking at Ruth chapter four....

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Ruth’s Redeemer

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ruth in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. Zach Barnhart opened up our series by looking at Ruth 1:1-5 Mike Boling looked at Ruth 1:6-22. Dave looked at Ruth chapter 2. Today Dave looks at Ruth chapter three. ************************************************** Ruth 3:8–10, “At midnight the man was startled and turned over,...

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