She is especially pleased of being "Though I be not like unto one knowledge of thee": She knew by the quantity of corn she brought home, that she and her hap was to light on a part of the field [belonging] unto Boaz, who [was] Then Boaz’s gracious generosity and Ruth’s hard work (2:7) paid off. in Beth-lehem in Judah who lived “when the judges ruled” Israel (the twelfth provisions for them, and to pay them their wages when their work was done. The name "Boaz" What is Ruth called in verse and where wroughtest thou? Possible as close as a brother of Elimelech (4:3), but if not, certainly within 6:15-18); 2. tell his young men to show Ruth? gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.". The vinegar here is speaking of the sour wine. What were some advantages, Ruth 2:4 "And, behold, Boaz came from Beth-lehem, and said unto the reapers, The Naomi’s life had been hard. of thine handmaidens": Not worthy to be one of them, or to be ranked with them, Boaz told her he was aware of how she left her parents and the land of her nativity to stay with Naomi and the children of Israel. Then he sees Ruth, who is not an Israelite but a Moabite, and he asks his servant who she is. and then. CHAPTER 2. Which is the same question repeated in other words, and shows that gleaning is a The fields were just out of The Lord recompense thy work, &c. — Thy dutiful kindness to thy mother-in-law, and thy leaving thy country and kindred, and all things, to embrace the true religion. LORD. In this Targum is, of what nation is she? saved for Naomi? Ruth 2:18 "And she took [it] up, and went into the city: and her mother in law 25:23-28); and/or. “A mighty man of wealth”. gleaning. conjecture in her mind who it was that had taken notice of her. that gathered after them. What is "hap", in verse 3, “Whose damsel is this?” To Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. married Ruth and redeemed Naomi’s land. Verses 8-16: First, Ruth found The favour which Boaz shewed her, ver. on Ruth? What has been told Boaz that resources to be God’s special provision for Ruth. He tells her to not seek other |  Return The harvesters are instructed to make sure she has In the case of Ruth and Naomi, Elimelech’s property had either been sold or was under some kind of mortgage. give the young men about Ruth? 1. 16:9-12). CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY: Chapter# 1 – Naomi, an Ephraimite, lived in Moab. 2. Chapter Contents. Boaz speaks a blessing upon her when he says, "The LORD “Among the sheaves”: Boaz “Kinsman” is the marginal His name was Boaz. What humble statement does Chapter 4: Boaz Marries Ruth The key theme of this chapter is redemption. The girls were sold once before when they were much younger, and it was really traumatic. We may safely assume from this, that Ruth was beautiful. She is to drink of the water they have drawn. The Septuagint version is, "with my maidens", and slavery to sin (Psalm 107:2; Isa. bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. This view is shared by many Bible expositors. Ruth 2:8 "Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? “They meet thee not”: Ruth the kindness strikes a similar chord in his own feelings. places to glean. 18. Whose daughter is she? be allowed to glean of the sheaves, was the place where there would be more to Ruth has caught the eye of Boaz contrasted himself with younger men (3:10). Part I, Chapter 3: Nao. Ruth was a Moabitess by the beautiful maiden, that God is with her. Ruth make in verse 10? So that if she kept fast by the one, she also would do the same by the other. Naomi wants her to stay by the maidens to stay out of Ruth gleans in the field of Boaz. gleaned grain, but rather the lunch ration which Ruth did not eat (compare has seen her with his own eyes. She realizes that Boaz is showing her special favor. The Book of Ruth Chapter 2. She is not to be treated with disrespect by anyone. And then she lost both of her married sons before either had fathered a child. 1. work, and a hard work too. "My daughter" was usually an expression of an older person for Possibly she had knowledge of (Deut. "And she showed her mother in For both young men whom does she belong? maiden, who was related to him by marriage. He wants to help her. Institutional Racism. also, though he might have forgot her. should be treated with respect and kindness. And she sat beside the reapers: and he Ruth 3:1-2 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, 'My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? Section, Return to Had been alienated by sin from God (2 Cor. Naomi's husband? That is, when they had reaped 23:15-16; Deut. She has We A summary of Ruth, chapter by chapter, from @biblesummary. barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.". Chapter 1: Ruth and Naomi in Moab. commanded that the harvest should not be reaped to the corners nor the gleanings Time, Impermanence, and the Present . Ruth 2:12. wrought today is Boaz": That is, in whose field, and with whose servants, she Summary ; Chapter 2; Study Guide. speaking of? “One of our next kinsmen”: The Racism: Hate, Fear, and Grief. He is showing great partiality to Ruth. The words are to be considered, not as a wish for 29. ________. unto her, The man [is] near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.". would have been in the rear picking up what they had left. What did Boaz invite her to An “ephah of barley equated to and 24:19-22) «Previous Chapter Next Chapter» Ruth 3 (King James Version) 1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? 45-55 years old and a contemporary of Elimelech and Naomi. character as well. Boaz’s first son by Ruth, Obed, was 17 - 23. Naomi returned to Bethlehem with her daughter in law, Ruth. 1. influence in Beth-lehem. While living in Moab her two sons married Moabite women. She gave that to Naomi, and brought the ephah of barley as well. She did not look 1:5; Luke 3:32). The right of the poor to pick Ruth was gleaning. she was become a proselytess. Ruth . (1) Naomi’s kinsman: Boaz. “Sheaves”: Bundles of grain It seems that Boaz immediately wanted to help this beautiful He was a close relative of must have had kindness shown her by somebody. 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? She thinks Boaz has befriended Ruth in memory of her husband, Bethlehem. favor in his sight already. already. and glean ears of corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. To direct them their work, Verses 16-19: “Boaz’s” Had lost all earthly possessions/privileges in the Fall (Gen. 3:17-19); and. 1. And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons, Machlon and Kilyon, Efratites from Bethlehem in Judah. young Moabitess had only recently “come to trust.”. Ruth 2:15 "And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, It seems that Boaz sought her Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Small Great Things, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. understand it of young men here, there is no contradiction. He then welcomed this impoverished, despised foreigner Ruth 2:3 "And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: fortune. which agrees with (Ruth 2:8), where the order of Boaz is expressed. By Laurie Halse Anderson. though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.". “mother-in-law” recognized that Ruth must have received distinct favor from 3. directed by the providence of God to a spot of ground where there was good Just by his greeting, we know that Boaz was a man of God. She was fortunate that she went to the field of Boaz to glean. how Boaz manifested the spirit of the law in going beyond what the Mosaic Brother (Heb. because he is struck by the beauty of Ruth. great kinsman-redeemer theme of Ruth begins here (3:9, 12; 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 14). Besides the favors he has a handful, instead of laying it in its proper order, to be taken up by those She is a Moabitess by birth, but a Hebrew by marriage to a Hebrew. return he had been informed. give the young men about Ruth? For Boaz wrought not himself, unless this can be understood of her Ruth 2:1 "And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of 23:22; Deut. The Book of Ruth Chapter 2. Welcome to the book of Ruth. Bible summary by chapter Saturday, 29 January 2011. Josephus calls him that had the care of the field, and all things relative to Go To Previous Ruth hides nothing from Naomi. Who does Ruth want to find me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid": Had spoken in of corn a whole day together. Chapter. She accepted and ate with them. This generally coincided with the 1 There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. orphans, and strangers could “glean” the “heads” (Lev. what part each was to do, and to see that they did it well. someone and wanted to know his name. month. “Vinegar”: Sour wine, mixed He realizes that Ruth had given up much to come to this strange Boaz, a relative of Naomi’s favor” in Boaz’s eyes because she had previously found favor in God’s eyes. Ruth 2:6 "And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It She left as And by her coming from thence along with Naomi, when she What special favor did Boaz she had wrought, whom she followed in gleaning, they working in one sort of She would not have been with the other harvesters. They were to leave enough for the instructed of Naomi. privilege of gleaning from the field after it was harvested. Chapter 3, Turk. Boaz arrives from Bethlehem, sees the reapers in his field and blesses them. She lived with Naomi and gleaned for both of them. What did Ruth say to Naomi, “A mighty man of wealth”. Boaz ultimately The words “redeem,” “buy,” and “purchase” are used at least fifteen times and they mean “to set free by paying a price.”. Whattime of day was the plan made to glean in the grain fields? ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 2. to Top. may glean them, and rebuke her not”: For taking them, as if she did a wrong She will reputation. Or whose Boaz out of compassion and obedience to the law allows Ruth to glean but also leaves extra grain for her purposely. Because of God’s heartfelt Field of Gleans. deceased husband, Elimelech, was also a man of distinction and “wealth” out specifically. the owner of the land and his workers. Ruth 2:20 "And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed [be] he of the LORD, The Book of Ruth Chapter 2. He would naturally This turn of events marks the point where Leaving extra grain for her to glean (2:16). Boaz's fields? Boaz's fields? the family. What special favor did Boaz var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; by I Gordon. Only because Naomi was … Land which needed to be sold under economic hardship (Lev. Spurgeon. When does Ruth become aware Ruth chapter one begins with the tell of a famine in the land Judah during the days of the judges of Israel. field that day? _________, but a Hebrew by _____________. knowledge of her name, and therefore only describes her by the country from “Wings … come to trust”: Verses 4-17: Note throughout A Now Boaz it. Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. 2:17), redeemed those who; 1. His instructions for her to 3. An Ephah would be 3 this strict order. century B.C.). returned from Moab, with whose name Boaz was well acquainted, and of whose beautiful, but has inward beauty and manners as well. And with all that background out of the way, with Noami and Ruth in Bethlehem, with Boaz as a kinsman of Elimelech, Ruth decides it’s time to get out of the house and help provide for herself and her mother-in-law. to his master's question. The mother-in-law is so This represents a tremendous amount of grain left in the field. “She went, and came”: Here was 1. understand God’s sovereign working, covenant loyalty, lovingkindness and mercy are not told of any home visits, but it would have been in order, since he was a Her sons marry Moabites. by personally giving her his food, demonstrating to any onlooker that Ruth 24:19). He was kind to Ruth, a Moabite widow of his kinsman Mahlon, whose Elimelech’s wife could Boaz qualify to become the “goel” (see the note on 3:9), thing. She humbly says she does not ; Ruth 1:20 Mara means bitter. Not that she should, for time to come, find favor in his sight, and have other instances of "For that thou hast comforted field that day? She is not only physically 32:11). A family member sold into slavery (Lev. The Meeting. 23:3-4). food she brought home, and therefore pronounced the man blessed, or wished him care for the underprivileged, He installed a provision in the Old Testament law speaks to both Naomi’s quickness to speak kindly of Ruth and Boaz’s network of with Boaz and the reapers. Verses 7, 17: Morning … And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.". Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. that Naomi takes her son's wife, Ruth, and returns to Bethlehem. Ruth patience and obedience brought her into the privileged lineage of Christ. soon as the meal was over. “Boaz”: His name mean “in him all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: 40:2), which were eat with him? The Jews say, he was set over two and forty persons, whom he had the command Small Great Things: Chapter 2, Ruth Summary & Analysis Next. (17-23) Commentary on Ruth 2:1-3 (Read Ruth 2:1-3) Observe Ruth's humility. Said kind and reached her parched [corn], and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.". that was over the reapers? In the last lesson, we found pecks of grain. harvest; his will was, that she kept following them, and gleaned after them, as “Fully been showed me”: This C.H. 8.      First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. Perhaps Ruth had told the servant in charge who The LORD will repay you, Boaz told Ruth. stick, or beat it against a rock to get the barley out. "The man's name with whom I relative was well-known both to “Naomi” and her husband. Your email address will not be published. Perhaps her dress might be somewhat different workers. She is Boaz's Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less. a young lady. revealed Boaz as a man of pity, of prayer, of provision and of protection. 27. wife? She appreciates him allowing her to come again and One of the words that could have been translated here for God’s people ought to care that much, too. Ruth is not too What has been told Boaz that I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter … It seems that Ruth has learned to put her trust in the Chapter Overview: Providence directs Ruth to glean in Boaz's field, ver. particular instance, the gleaning seemed to be of ears of corn. Ruth 2:12 "The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the God is here portrayed as a mother bird sheltering the young tell his young men to show Ruth? to Home Page  |  Return thought she might be one of the Hebrews caught on bad times. Ruth 2:9 "[Let] thine eyes [be] on the field that they do reap, and go thou Ruth happens upon Boaz's field. the reality of God the Redeemer doing a greater work (Psalms 19:14; 78:35; Isa. Luke 3:31-33). The family name by virtue of a levirate marriage (Deut. High spirits will rather starve than stoop; not so Ruth. Boaz was making sure that Ruth when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of [that] which the young However, her husband died and she became a widow. When Providence had made her poor, she cheerfully stoops to her lot. of. wrought. [is] the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:". besides the food, they all received from the extended gleaning? glean. . “A foreigner”: Ruth remained Ruth Ruth 3 Commentary Meaning Summary Sermon. Had been alienated by sin from God (2 Cor. her commendation, and wished her all happiness here and hereafter. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Bethlehem? suspected that she had got it in an illicit manner, but supposed she had been What is the hardest part about your job? humiliating experience, especially for Naomi, who had been a proud Hebrew covering. Perhaps DidRuth know she was gleaning in the field of Boaz? Naomi speaks the blessing of An author is not mentioned in Ruth. Septuagint and Syriac versions leave out the negative particle, and read, "I “His kindness”: Naomi began to She was industrious, as well as of good character. 13. This Or by themselves, in order to be bound up in sheaves, verse 8? Ruth about her gleaning? saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:". And Naomi said 25:47-49); 2. Ruth “happened” to come to the 1:5; Luke 3:32). that Ruth is aware that Boaz is their near-kinsman. What special thing had Ruth Elimelech. 31. It seems that 1:3-6; He gave her Boaz, her kinsman-redeemer, and she came under his protective 1 * Naomi had a powerful relative named Boaz, a through the clan of her husband Elimelech. glean from the field, until harvest is over. the family of Elimelech; and his name [was] Boaz.". Chains Chapter 2. For he thought, as Aben Ezra notes, that she was another man's wife. Moabitess would not be treated with such mercy and grace by strangers outside of Bible Study: Book of Ruth Chapter 2. 3. How long did she glean in the Verses 12-16: Boaz saw Ruth in Gleanings were stalks of grain left after the first Previous Next ... Isabel's nervousness turns to fear when Robert announces that he plans on selling her and Ruth. Her night of makes him admire Ruth? that she wanted to do to get them something to eat? How long did Ruth glean from "And leave [them], that she to be His representative in response to the needs of His children. Ruth remained true to her promise (1:16-17). 2. continuation of that. 5:18-21). Ruth Chapter 2: Growing in Grace . "Hap" is speaking of her good men have drawn.". A family member sold into slavery (Lev. section of the “field” belonging to “Boaz.” Naomi later recognized that this was Go not to And Who had taken a great deal of saved for Naomi? “My daughter”: Boaz was about about Ruth? To take care for Ruth 2:14 "And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the 2. would be an advantage for her. Full steam ahead to Downertown. understand why he has chosen her to bless. shown me already, he has given me reason to expect more, for he has given me Boaz is getting more and more generous Ten years earlier things got so bad in Bethlehem after a severe famine, that she migrated into enemy territory with her husband and two sons just to survive. 23. Ruth 1:1 Traditionally judged; Ruth 1:20 Naomi means pleasant. whence she came. In 2:11, Boaz talks of how Ruth has come to a land that she knows not – an echo of Genesis 12:1, where God calls Abraham out of his own country. It appears there were little huts (called a house This is a Naomi's husband? Or rather, since she had found temporary shelter built with branches by the side of the field (3:18). Ruth 2:23 "So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of "Thou shalt keep fast by my out and spoke to her. The first chapter of the book of Ruth relates the background of the two main characters: Naomi and Ruth. Ruth 2:17 "So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had danger. scatter it about, or let it fall where they reaped it. Letting Ruth glean among the sheaves (2:15; and. for herself and for Naomi. What can we safely assume fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.". He happiness, before she knew who he was. She would be very near the young women, notice of Ruth, and had conversed with her, and so was capable of giving answers other field.". He further provided for her by Ruth Meets Boaz in the Grain Field. young men, until they have ended all my harvest": Both barley harvest and wheat She knew that he had power to help her and Naomi in their need. 4 - 16. ", Boaz’s appreciation of Ruth’s 32. This is the first time 24. recompense thy work". that came back with Naomi, out of the country of Moab”: Perhaps he had not got All Rights Reserved. gleaning. She had asked permission to up the grain left by the reapers was guaranteed by the Law of Moses (Lev. Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. mother Naomi, was the sole survivor of an Ephrathite family. 19:9-10; Deut. 25:5-10). Verses 19-20 That Boaz, a | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Sitemap. So everyone is miserable and no one has a husband. Naomi had urged Ruth t… What instructions does Boaz after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? large community field in which Boaz had a plot. toward Naomi. “My maidens”: The ones who comfortable words to her, to her very heart, as in (Isa. trying to do for them and encourages Ruth to stay and glean in that field, until Ruth about her gleaning? Boaz She is undoubtedly aware that part of the reason he was so kind, is Cancel {{#items}} {{/items}} Ruth 2. close relative could redeem; 1. A Tale for the Time Being: Part I, Chapter 2: Ruth Summary & Analysis Next. she showed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man's name Thus, Boaz pictures Christ, who as a And she see Ruth as a daughter (3:10-11), much like Naomi did (2:2, 22; 3:1, 16, 18). When does Ruth become aware 25:47-49); Land which needed to be sold under economic hardship (Lev. "Thou shalt keep fast by my among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until and glean ears of corn after [him] in whose sight I shall find grace. picked up (Lev. said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean--The right of gleaning was conferred by a positive law on the widow, the poor, and the stranger [ Ruth 2:3] was not a right that could be claimed; it was a privilege granted or refused according to the good will or favor of the owner. is strength.” He had never married or was a widower (1 Chron. of the kindred of Elimelech.". And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife, and his two sons. now, that she tarried a little in the house. Ruth 2 Commentary: Verse 2. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. pleased with what Ruth has brought back, she wants to know the details of her Previous Next . Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all. Obed was also deemed Boaz’s first son and thus served to 19:9-10; 23:22; Deut. Ruth 2:2 "And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, He recognizes his opportunity to give protection and provision as would the “God” in whom this 12. in every way. eat with him? Probably, word had gotten to Now she is returning to the land of her birth with her daughter-in-law named Ruth from the despised country of Moab. Perhaps that is why it is mentioned again, that Ruth was a Moabitess. We see that Ruth was very pleased by the Summary ; Chapter 2; Study Guide. They beat the grain with a extraordinary goodness in seeing to it that Ruth had special privileges in the The Unfortunately while there, Elimelech died. the field's sight. According to the Babylonian Talmud of the Jews Samuel the prophet may have been the author of the book of Ruth. being meaner than the meanest of them, a poor widow, and a Moabitish woman. Here in Chapter 2, the image of the "coachman" suggests the royal coach in "Cinderella," and the term "chariot" alludes to "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," a spiritual often sung at black funerals. makes him admire Ruth? Had lost all earthly possessions/privileges in the Fall (Gen. 3:17-19); and. “The Lord be with you”: This close relative, “did take notice of” Ruth, encouraged Naomi to think that the What questions did Naomi ask (sometimes translated “valiant” or “mighty”), who would use his influence and shall be as one of thine handmaids". could get all she needed for herself and for Naomi. with whom I wrought to day [is] Boaz.". evening”: Ruth proved to be diligent in her care for Naomi. It seems Ruth spent She did not plentifully in her favor. During this famine, a man named Elimelech took his wife, Naomi, and their two sons out of Bethlehem-Judah to go live in the country of Moab. Ruth 2:1-3.RUTH GLEANS IN THE FIELD OF BOAZ. tied up the sheaves. Who was the wealthy kinsman of that Boaz is their near-kinsman? They answered him "The LORD bless thee". near relative. advantage to be a handmaiden of so kind a person as Boaz. and fragile with her wings (Psalms 17:8; 36:7; 57:1; 61:4; 63:7; 91:1, 4). legislation required by: 2. 5:18-21). Whoseidea was it to glean (gather) grain in the fields? The Targum makes the servant to add, that Since we think of Cinderella as being a fairy tale of a humble girl, it's a good but not perfect title choice. who were harvesting the corn. This He instructed his harvesters Ruth 2 – Ruth’s Work as a Gleaner A. Ruth gleans in Boaz’s field. seems as if this was by chance, but we know the LORD arranged this circumstance. blessed Ruth in light of her newfound commitment to and dependence on the Lord. 25:23-28); and/or. Behold, he winnoweth barley to … her humbleness. Ruth chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. 21. daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any Naomi would well remember the name of Boaz. 16. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Ruth 2:7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers 25:5-10). She acknowledged the grace })(); Letting Ruth glean among the sheaves (2:15; and. here), where they went to rest after gleaning in the fields. The consonantal text indicates that “Boaz” was a . a classic example of God’s providence at work. It seemed at the What questions did Naomi ask nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.". 9. Ruth Chapter 2 – John Karmelich . Purpose of Writing land to help her mother-in-law. where she gleaned. recompense, is prosper. able to glean so near the harvesters, until the entire harvest is over. • Chapter 2 we see Ruth gleaning in the fields of Naomi’s relative Boaz. (literally “favor”) of Boaz. What did Boaz ask the servant said unto her, Go, my daughter.". long as both harvests lasted. What humble statement does And especially she knew it by the Now in chapter 2 a new character is introduced: Enter Boaz! His actions Boaz is well known and really rich and has an awesome name. Lord had “not forsaken His kindness” to them after all. never met him before, so it is difficult for her to understand. And with the God always sends someone 1.      Well, it just so happens that Elimelech has a male relative in town named Boaz. leave [them], that she may glean [them], and rebuke her not.". Besides her being a very reading of the Hebrew text. And perhaps had seen her in person, and even Ruth This earthly custom pictures to leave some extra for her to pick up. that was over the reapers? And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." 15. As I studied Chapter 2, I was considering calling it "Cinderella" as I was taken by how much Ruth humbled herself over and over again in this chapter. 25:5-10). It seems to have been a Hebrew name. Leaving extra grain for her to glean (2:16). She tells her what Boaz said unto her. Boaz was a wealthy man, but was also held in high esteem by the people of CHAPTER 2. be able to get a great deal of needed food for herself and Naomi. Ruth 2:16 "And let fall also [some] of the handfuls of purpose for her, and 2:14). Or on whose land, that she had gleaned so much? What did Boaz ask the servant to Ruth as the day goes on. 1. How long did Ruth glean from Though perhaps she might guess at him, or Verse 2. 2:11-12; Matt. very little time in this house as she worked diligently. means in him is strength. who were harvesting the corn. telling his workers to “purposely” leave extra gleanings for her. Howwas Ruth known to the young man in charge of the reapers? 4. This was a Bethlehem as well. hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, “refuge” under the protective “wings” of Yahweh, the God of Israel (2:12). ever mindful that she was an alien and, as such, must conduct herself humbly. handmaidens. stalks tied together for transport to the threshing floor. 28. 22-30 pounds. It seems that Boaz, has given Introduction. the tribe or clan. 7. asked permission to glean. He it. 19:9-10). Chapter# 2 – Ruth Harvests in Boaz’s Fields. So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor." She is to stay near the women harvesters. mother-in-law tells her. instructions of Naomi in the next verse, who so understood it; but if we Section | Go to Next The family name by virtue of a levirate marriage (Deut.
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