In the first place this does NOT mean five hundred years earlier. There is a son born to Naomi] The child is popularly considered to belong to Naomi’s family.Cf. Aubrey Price’s congregation. The purpose of Boaz' appearance there was to fulfill his promise to Ruth, which he certainly did, promptly and effectively. What is their defense against the facts? We do not know how Naomi came to possess this land, but the probability is that she was acting as an agent for her deceased sons in whom the land title was probably vested. «Previous Chapter. We are all familiar with the fairy tales of our youth. And he said, I will redeem it. John Piper Jul 22, 1984 574 Shares Conference Message. If you’ve been here from the beginning of the story, you’ve seen Naomi and her family set out from Bethlehem and go to Moab because of famine. "In former time" can refer to one century as well as it can to five centuries. The notion that the Book of Ruth was written in post-exilic times is unacceptable for the simple reason that at such a period in Israel's history, there could have been neither any interest in the production of such a book nor any motive whatever for terminating the genealogy with David. Next » Lamentations. Chapter 1. v1 There was a *famine in the country. Story of Ruth . RUTH 4 COMMENTARY EDITED BY GLENN PEASE Boaz Marries Ruth 1 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a] he had mentioned came along. Jehovah make the woman that is to come into thy house like Rachel and Leah, which did indeed build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem.". turn aside, sit down here. The law is also very useful, because it shows us our defections and stains. St-Takla.org > bible > commentary > en > all > ot > ruth Contact St-Takla.org website You can contact us through this form, or directly through mobile/WhatsApp: 002 01287627004 (Michael Ghaly). What comes into view here is the honored place that Naomi had in the household of the wealthy and powerful Boaz. 25:5-6). "These words mean, simply, `I cannot afford it. "And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, sit ye down here. Ruth 3-4:10; Ruth 3-4:10 Sermon Notes Ruth 4:11-22 Sermon Notes; J N DARBY. These words scared the near kinsman right out of the transaction. This is a reference to the marriage ceremony itself and to the fact of the marriage's consummation and the blessing of God upon their union in the birth of a son. Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. But he doesn't propose to Ruth. Ruth, Chapter 4 Chapter 3 | No More. selleth a parcel of land--that is, entertains the idea of selling. JAMES NISBET CHURCH PULPIT COMMENTARY. As a prospective heir of perhaps both Mahlon and Boaz, the child Obed would indeed be a source of powerful strength and support for Ruth and for his grandmother Naomi. Patristic Bible Commentary . Ruth 4:17. As Hank mentioned there are many similarities to Boaz as Ruth’s Kinsman-Redeemer and Jesus as ours. Ruth 4 is the fourth (and the last) chapter of the Book of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, part of the Ketuvim ("Writings"). Ruth 4:1-5.BOAZ CALLS INTO JUDGMENT THE NEXT KINSMAN. Besides that, it is the opinion of some very dependable scholars that the verse is a gloss, inserted into the text at some later time following the writing of the book. "And he said unto the near kinsman, Naomi that is come out of the country of Moab, selleth the parcel of land, which was our brother Elimelech's. the Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah--This was the usual bridal benediction. And they sat down. Just a courage and strength make a man a hero, so Ruth’s courage and strength, shown in her virtue – make her a hero, on the Proverbs 31 kind of definition of a woman of virtue. Ruth 4:1-5 . Bible Commentary Early Church Fathers Medieval Patristic. "Ho, such a one! It is not hard to understand why he made such a hasty exit from the transaction. 25:5, etc. Chapter 4. From her remaining in Moab, she was considered to have either been married again, or to have renounced all right to an inheritance with the family of Elimelech. It is like the looking-glass which my lady holds up to her face, that she may see if there be any spot on it. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 4 « Previous Chapter 3. Then he said to the closest relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. '"[5] There are two reasons that entered into this refusal: (1) The increased financial burden inherent in rearing another family, and (2) the stigma that popular prejudice fastened upon marriage to a foreigner, especially a Moabitess. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". "Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez begat Hezron, and Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon, and Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.". "[13], "And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. Chapter 4. Ruth Chapter 4 Verses 1-6: To “redeem” during the period of the judges had three meanings: to free from bondage (Lev. 2 Maccabees. 4. there is none to redeem it beside thee; and I am after course involved a marriage with Ruth, the widow of the former owner. Chapter four of the book of Ruth begins with a man named Boaz informing the family member who was next of kin in redeeming the land and heritage of Elimelech (Naomi’s husband), and that heritage included Ruth, his daughter-in-law.. "And before the elders of my people." Naomi loses her husband and two sons (Ruth 1:1-18) Chapter 4 . 1 And Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz had spoken was passing, and he said, "Turn aside, sit down here, So-and-So," and he turned aside and sat down The kinsman said, I cannot redeem it . And behold, () the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. turn aside, sit down here. The term `brother' is used here in the sense of `brother Israelite,' as frequently in the Bible. What is meant is that Boaz was buying the land from Naomi and that the land purchase also included the right and the obligation for his marriage to Ruth. Why not? Ruth 4 (King James Version) 1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! . This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, and doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner... View the entire commentary. We may be sure that Boaz addressed him by name, but the author of the Book of Ruth was either ignorant of his name or simply did not wish to mention it, which is the more likely. . Even though Ruth cleaves to Naomi, chapter 1 ends with Naomi's bitter complaint: "I went away full and the Lord has brought me back empty . This verse is not all of the legal procedure, for it also included Ruth 4:10. 1 Kings. . Ru 4:1-5. The book of Ruth connects the book of Judges with the books of Samuel. "I will redeem it." Someone on the commentary back pgs. ", "Jehovah make the woman ... like Rachel and Leah. This verse revealed the moment of truth for the entire transaction. "Now Boaz went up to the gate, and sat him down there; and, behold, the near kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! Understanding this chapter as we should will enable us to understand the entire book, so we should listen well to what God has to say to us in this text. 1 And Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz had spoken was passing, and he said, "Turn aside, sit down here, So-and-So," and he turned aside and sat down. Home / Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary / Ruth / Chapter 4. Chapter Contents. It is like the looking-glass which my lady holds up to her face, that she may see if there be any spot on it. 2 Timothy. Note that David is not called `king' here. The date of Samuel's authorship was at a time after he had anointed David to be the king of Israel instead of Saul, namely, about 1000 B.C., and the custom referred to, according to Dr. LaGard Smith was between the times of the Judges Abdon and Samson, both of whom were a century or more before Ruth was written. "These lines suggest that, in some sense, the child belongs to Naomi."[17]. Apparently, the people were hoping that Ruth would bear many children to Boaz, as indicated by their mention of Rachel and Leah. His wife and his two sons went with him. Boaz Calls into Judgment the Next Kinsman. Lest I mar mine own inheritance — It seems he had a wife and children already, which made him afraid to marry a poor woman with a small parcel of land, which would not provide for the children he might have by her, lest he should thereby diminish the inheritance of which he was already possessed. 1 Thessalonians. 1. Ruth 4:1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! saying. 4. 9. Scripture: Ruth 4. Verses 1-6 Boaz arranged a public meeting with this man. Verses 1-6: To “redeem” during the period of the judges had three meanings: to free from bondage (Lev. "And the near kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: take thou my right of redemption on thee; for I cannot redeem it. (13-22) Verses 1-8 This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, and doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner. Ruth: May the Redeemer's Name Be Renowned. Ruth Chapter 4 Comments ... <-- Back to Ruth chapter 4 . Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ruth 4. "Of course, the near kinsman is Ruth's son, a near kinsman even nearer than Boaz. 4 Now Boaz had gone up to () the gate and sat down there. Jul 22, 1984. Boaz, of course, promptly did it, proclaiming his redemption of the land as well as his intention of marrying Ruth to raise up a son to carry forward the name and family of Elimelech. "[12], Leon Morris noted that this magnanimous and unselfish action on the part of Boaz tells us something about God: "(1) God must feel at least as compassionate toward all the Ruths of Moab and Babylon and of every other land as His creature Boaz felt towards Ruth; and (2) God must actually be a God of redemption, with the desire and the power to redeem all outcasts into fellowship with Himself. It first appears that this mention of Judah's shameful action in begetting Perez of Tamar might have been inappropriate, but the significance of it lies, perhaps, in the fact of Tamar's having been a foreigner (a Canaanite), a non-Israelite, just like Ruth the Moabitess. I am also acquiring Ruth the Moabite, the wife of Mahlon, as my wife, so as to perpetuate the name of the deceased upon his estate, that the name of the deceased may not disappear from among his kinsmen and from the gate of his home town. "[8], "This was the custom." Moffatt rendered the expression. Gate, ... Ruth, notwithstanding her poverty, was a striking figure of the Christian Church. The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me." ", Presumably, he handed the shoe to Boaz, symbolizing the transfer of the right of redemption. These verses are also the undeniable proof of the date of the writing of Ruth. It was necessary for men who were not in thesame family to witness the arrangements. The city gate, in those times, was the place where the city's business was conducted; it was the equivalent of the modern city hall. She gives birth to a child who becomes the grandfather of King David, making Rut the ancestress of the Davidic dynasty as well as its future descendant, the Mashiach. Then went Boaz up to the gate of the city--a roofed building, unenclosed by walls; the place where, in ancient times, and in many Eastern towns still, all business transactions are made, and where, therefore, the kinsman was most likely to be found. And he turned aside, and sat down. The gate of a city was the place of gathering and judgment and the This chapter contains the story of how Boaz goes up to the city gate, calls his kinsman; inquires whether he would redeem and marry Ruth, Ruth 4:1-5. (12-13) A potential problem: A nearer kinsman. (13-22)1-8 This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, and doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner. A man from Bethlehem in Judah went to stay in the country called Moab. John Piper Jul 22, 1984 574 Shares Conference Message. v2 Boaz had found 10 important men from the town. Otherwise, the text would have referred to him as KING David. Ruth 4 Commentary by Brad Boyles. Rut - Ruth - Chapter 4 « Previous Chapter 3. "And let thy house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which Jehovah shall give thee of this young woman.". However, the prominence, wealth and age of Boaz had endowed him with a patriarchal status that did not pertain to the near kinsman. Ruth 4 (King James Version) 1 Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! Under the situation as thus explained, he would acquire another family, lose the money paid for the land, for that would belong to his son by Ruth (if they married) and would no longer be a part of his inheritance. The kinsman refuses to redeem Ruth's inheritance. Most of them begin with “Once upon a time” and end with “Happily ever-after.” If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it: but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me; for there is none to redeem it besides thee; and I am after thee. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. I have acquired as my wife: Back in chapter one, Ruth seemed to be giving up on her best chance of marriage by leaving her native land of Moab and giving her heart and life to the God of Israel. […] 9 - 12. In chapter 3 Naomi and Ruth make a risky move in the middle of the night. Salem Media Group. CHAPTER 4. Now Boaz went: The previous chapter left us at a dramatic point. 1 Samuel. Ruth 4 Commentary; ADAM CLARKE. Bible Study: Book of Ruth Chapter 4. Ruth was obviously written to explain how David happened to be the descendant of a Moabite woman. Search this site ... Chapter 4 Ver. In chapter 4 verses 18-22, there is a list of people who were born into Ruth’s family. . 10. Boaz had to offer the land to him firstbecause he was a closer relative of Elimelech. Ruth: May the Redeemer's Name Be Renowned. 1 Peter. 2 Chronicles. The kinsman refuses to redeem Ruth's inheritance. But, of course, when the ceremony ended, "Boaz returned the shoe to the near kinsman. Next » Lamentations. The kinsman was given by Jehovah `this day,' that is, the day the child was born. And, as we might say to a close acquaintance, "Hi, fellow! 1. "These words show the object that the author had in view in writing down these events and in composing the book itself. . This does not mean that Ruth, Boaz and Naomi had no part in the choice of the name, but that they consented to go along with the suggestion of the neighboring women. You may remember a few chapters back when Ruth worked hard pacing the fields and following the reaper’s footsteps. Ruth 4:14 and Ruth 1:19.In St Luke 1:58 f., the neighbours and kinsfolk propose to name the child. They simply declare Ruth 4:17-22, more than 25% of the whole chapter, to be an interpolation The notion that the Book of Ruth was written in post-exilic times is unacceptable for the simple reason that at such a period in Israel's history, there could have been neither any interest in the production of such a book nor any motive whatever for terminating the genealogy with David. Ruth 4 commentary 1. These two issues are addressed in the book of Ruth. . Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Ruth. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. Ruth 4 Annotated; PASTOR'S LIFE. Bibliography InformationCoffman, James Burton. And he turned aside, and sat down.". They met at the city’s gate. Anticipation of a king. Ruth Chapter 4 Summary. In ordinary circumstances, two or three were sufficient to attest a bargain; but in cases of importance, such as matrimony, divorce, conveyancing of property, it was the Jewish practice to have ten ( 1 Kings 21:8 ). The good will of all the city appears in these expressions of prayerful best wishes. It was public opinion in Bethlehem that Chilion and Mahlon had died for marrying Moabitish women, and when the near kinsman found out that buying the land meant also marrying a Moabitess, he dramatically withdrew his offer. When the mirror has done its utmost, then there are the same stains. 1. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. Her neighbours gave it a name — That is, gave her advice about his name; for it did not belong to them, but to the father or mother, to name the child. Yet, there was a kinsman closer to Ruth and he had priority. Andthey decided what was fair there. The theory that any other reason for not mentioning the kingship of Israel's most illustrious monarch is so weak as to appear RIDICULOUS! Ruth 4:3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which [was] our brother Elimelech’s: Ver. (9-12) Birth of Obed. The near kinsman refused twice to redeem it and also declared that he waived his right to do so, requesting Boaz to take the right for himself. And he turned aside, and sat down. Show content in: English Both Hebrew. Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3 rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible. 4:1 ¶ Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by;. "Jehovah make the woman ... like Rachel and Leah." They simply declare Ruth 4:17-22, more than 25% of the whole chapter, to be an interpolation. 1 Timothy. Nothing like that is found here. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. We continue in our Ruth 4 commentary… Ruth 4 Commentary: Verses 1 – 2. Scripture: Ruth 4. "Ruth the Moabitess have I purchased." turn aside, sit down here. (Matthew 1:3,5), thus the blessing of the elders that day was fully realized in time. "[18], "And Naomi took the child and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.". And he said unto the kinsman.] Lesson 4 The Marriage Of Ruth and Boaz Ruth 4 Introduction This chapter opens with Boaz going to the city gate in order to make contact with a relative of Naomi™s who was even closer than himself (4:1-2). ", "He is the father of Jesse, the father of David. Ruth Chapter 4 Summary. "[16], "And he shall be unto thee a restorer of life, and a nourisher of thine old age; for thy daughter-in-law, who loveth thee, who is better than seven sons, hath borne him. ... (Rth 4:17-22) Ruth and Boaz: Great-grandparents to David, king of Israel. 1 Samuel. Essential Background to Chapter 4 Genesis 38 17. the women her neighbours].Cf. Tamar and Ruth are both mentioned in the genealogy of Christ in the N.T. 2. he took ten men of the elders of the city--as witnesses. Ruth the Moabitess . 7, 8. a man plucked off his shoe--Where the kinsman refused to perform his duty to the family of his deceased relation, the widow was directed to pull off the shoe with some attendant circumstances of contemptuous disdain. Chapter 2. "And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying; There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed; he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.". Both Naomi and Ruth had an interest in the land during their lives; but Naomi alone was mentioned, not only because she directed all the negotiations, but because the introduction of Ruth's name would awaken a suspicion of the necessity of marrying her, before the first proposition was answered. [2] In that event, the land would have reverted to Elimelech's heirs in the year of Jubilee. It might also have been the usual number required to witness any important transaction. Naomi, who hasreturned from Moab, wants to sell it. The proceedings here procured for Boaz only the right to marry Ruth; "the actual marriage is recorded in Ruth 4:13. David Guzik's Bible commentary on Ruth chapter 1, where Ruth makes the journey with her mother-in-law Naomi from the land of Moab to the land of Israel. «Previous Chapter. 3. Home ** 1 Chronicles. "Our brother Elimelech's." The law is also very useful, because it shows us our defections and stains. Naomi was a poor widow and probably could not command a very high price for the land; and besides that, in the year of Jubilee, which might not have been very far away, it would revert, theoretically, to Elimelech's heirs. "[15], "Jehovah hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman." The closing of the Book of Ruth (4:16-22, see below) describes the birth of Obed (David's grandfather) and the lineage connecting him to King David. "So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife; and he went in unto her, and Jehovah gave her conception, and she bare a son. There are many reasons why this action on the part of Biblical enemies is not merely inaccurate and totally unjustified, but is also extremely ridiculous and contrary to overwhelming evidence elsewhere in the Book of Ruth! 13 - 22. The kinsman refuses to redeem Ruth's inheritance. And ten was the usual number among the Jews, in causes of matrimony and divorce, and translation of inheritances; who were both judges of the causes, and witnesses of the fact. 1 Maccabees. Scripture: Ruth 4. by I Gordon. Ruth Introduction; Ruth 1 Commentary; Ruth 2 Commentary; Ruth 3 Commentary; Ruth 4 Commentary; AUBREY C PRICE. Ruth 4 Commentary; THOMAS CONSTABLE. Now, as she has become one with the owner, that land becomes her inheritance. turn aside, sit down here. "The context suggests that this name was proposed because of the `service' that the child would ultimately provide in the matter of caring for Naomi in her old age. "Here the drawing off of the shoe was no disgrace but the confirmation of the surrender (or transfer) of the right of redemption."[9]. Go To Chapter: Bible Version Cross Reference: KJV ASV BBE DBY WEB YLT WOR: Bible Commentaries: Matthew Henry JFB Commentary Wesley's Notes Geneva Study Bible : View Ruth 4 in the note window. Boaz marries Ruth. These words sharply remind us that this narrative is essentially the story of Naomi. Ruth 4 - To Raise Up The Name of The Dead; RON DANIEL. 1983-1999. September Sermon Series – Ruth, Chapter 4: This Is What Redemption Looks Like. Ruth Chapter 4 + Text Size ... Commentary for Ruth 4 . The words "go up to the gate" were used in the same sense that Israel always referred to "going up" to Jerusalem. Ruth Chapter 4: Fruits of Freedom. (1-8) Boaz marries Ruth. A story of human love reflecting and enacting divine love, the book of Ruth is a rich text for a sermon series, particularly in August days when farm fields flourish with the promise of an abundant harvest. (13-22) Commentary on Ruth 4:1-8 (Read Ruth 4:1-8) This matter depended on the laws given by Moses about inheritances, and doubtless the whole was settled in the regular and legal manner. (9-12) Birth of Obed. 2 Corinthians. 2 Thessalonians . This is the first intimation that Naomi had any land, and it indicates that there had been far more extensive contact between Boaz, Naomi, and Ruth than had been mentioned thus far in the narrative. Boaz Redeems Ruth. Boaz said, ‘Come here, sir, and sit down.’ So the man went overand he sat down. The termination of this genealogy with the name of David proves that the Book of Ruth was written DURING the life of David and at a time BEFORE he became king. 25:25), or from death (in the case of a widow who needed an heir to carry on the family line and provide for her; (see Deut. The Big Finish of Boaz: Ruth 4:1-13: Redeemer, Kinsman; Salvation, Price … Therewere 10 witnesses. Sep 4, 2008. 1. 1:21]. Chapter 4. ", "So Boaz took Ruth." Ruth 4 Commentary; SAMUEL COX. We see this with the explanation of customs given in Ruth 4:7, "Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing…" This would indicate that since the time of the writing of the Book of Ruth, these customs had changed and needed explanation for perspective. … "A son is born to Naomi." Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Ruth 4:3. Chapter 4. There was an interval of three hundred eighty years between Salmon and David. (9-12) Birth of Obed. 1 - 8. "Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren.". Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. The man was glad to buy the land, so that it would still belongto Elimelech’s relatives. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 18-22. these are the generations of Pharez--that is, his descendants. … Continue reading "Commentary on Ruth 1:1-18" This kinsman, when he heard the conditions of the bargain, refused it. Additionally, he would be burdened with the support of another family! "And he took ten men." These are the words with which Boaz greeted that near kinsmen as he came along, probably on the way to his field. v1 Boaz went to the gate of the town and he sat downthere. Ruth 4 Commentary; BOB DEFFINBAUGH. But she cannot wash her face with the looking-glass. And they sat down.". All other rights reserved. . "In former time in Israel." "And I thought to disclose it unto thee, saying; Buy it before them that sit here, and before the elders of my people. "[14], "And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be Jehovah, who hath not left thee this day without a near kinsman; and let his name be famous in Israel. But as Ruth put God first, He brought her together in a relationship greater than she could have imagined. Chapter 1. Hesaid to them, ‘Sit down here’ and they sat down. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/ruth-4.html. To us, therefore, it appears that Boaz' going "up to the gate" is a reference to the high authority invested in the elders and magistrates who assembled at the gate in ancient cities. "So the near kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thyself. by I Gordon. Ruth is a story of biblical proportions including everything from famine, widows, gleaning in the fields, levirate marriage, and justice at the gate to the birth of children of destiny. In her circumstances she was at liberty to part with it ( Leviticus 25:25 ). There was no signing of deeds; yet was the transfer made, and complete security given, by the public manner in which the whole matter was carried on and concluded. Book List. 25:47-48), from poverty (Lev. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. S. R. Driver admitted that, " Ruth 4:7 may be an explanatory gloss. He was a very great king, an *ancestor of Jesus. You may remember a few chapters back when Ruth worked hard pacing the fields and following the reaper’s footsteps. This includes King David. Ruth 4 If you’ve been here from the beginning of the story, you’ve seen Naomi and her family set out from Bethlehem and go to Moab because of famine. ", "The women said unto Naomi." "My people." ", "I cannot redeem it." saying." They called his name Obed — That is, a servant, meaning to express their hopes that he would nourish, comfort, and assist her, duties which children owe to their progenitors. If one reads the genealogy at the bottom of the ch. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Thus, Boaz had played the trump card at precisely the right instant, and he would, as a result, be free to marry Ruth, which was doubtless what he intended to do from the very first. This conjecture is raised to a certainty by the inclusion of the genealogy with which the book closes."[21]. "For thy daughter ... loveth thee." In view of the fact that the ancients strongly preferred having sons rather than daughters, this statement that Ruth was better for Naomi that `seven sons' is "The supreme tribute. Ruth 4 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Such is the importance of this chapter that we shall examine it one verse at a time. asked the meaning of v. 12. The Book of Ruth - A Popular Exposition-184 pages; W A CRISWELL. 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