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The Book of Ruth is a book of Israel's History

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The Book of Ruth, simply called Ruth, is the eighth book of the Old Testament and, as such, of the Bible. It is a part of the Nevi'im. The book relates events that took place during the time of the Judges. The account follows the life of an Israelite named Naomi and her Moabite daughter-in-law Ruth as they move back to return to the town of Bethlehem in the tribe of Judah.

It was there that Ruth gleamed the fields of Boaz, a relative of her deceased husband. Boaz would marry her in order to redeem property owned by her husband. Their son, Obed, was grandfather to King David, and thus an ancestor of Jesus Christ.


Historical Account

Ruth is an historical account of suffering, love, and redemption.


Ruth contains one portion of the genealogy going back to Boaz's ancestor Perez, the son of Judah. From here it records the lineage of Perez down to David.

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