04/20—bible notes • Ruth is depicted as the great-grandmother of David • Ruth is a foreigner of Moab—pedigree of King David is a major political issue— message is that David’s great-grandmother was a woman from a neighboring and rivaling nation to Israel • Even though Ruth was a foreigner she was a great Moabite • Maybe written as a way to make an alliance between Israel and Moab • Why its okay for Israelite men to marry foreign wives—the story of Ruth • A fictitious story written 500 years in the past to tackle an issue that Israelites were discussing at the time of Israelite men marrying foreign women • Ruth, Boaz, Naomi all could be considered protagonists of the Book of Ruth. • Being a widowed woman in the ancient world was considered an awful plight— no easy means of making an income—one of the most vulnerable groups of people= widows • Boaz is taking care of Ruth and gives her a lot of fun—Ruth tells Naomi, then
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