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The Jesus Storybook Bible, Case of Bible Doctrine abridged from Systematic Theology. Whether they are thrilled by the love story of Ruth and Boaz or encouraged by a happy endingfor Naomi, many people are drawn to the book of Ruth.
From Famine to Fullness: The Gospel According to Ruth
But though the story is indeedcharming, Ruth is included in Scripture for more than our entertainment. Naomi then advises her daughter-in-law to dress herself up and sleep at Boaz's feet while he and his workers are camping out in the fields for the harvest.
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Naomi hopes that by doing this Boaz will marry Ruth and they will have a home in Israel. Ruth follows Naomi's advice and when Boaz discovers her at his feet in the middle of the night he asks who she is. Ruth replies: "I am your servant Ruth. Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family" Ruth By calling him a "redeemer" Ruth is referencing an ancient custom, where a brother would marry the wife of his deceased brother if he died without children.
The first child born of that union would then be considered the child of the deceased brother and would inherit all of his properties. Because Boaz is not the brother of Ruth's dead husband the custom technically does not apply to him. Nevertheless says that, while he is interested in marrying her, there is another relative more closely related to Elimelech who has a stronger claim.
The following day Boaz speaks with this relative with ten elders as witnesses.
The Gospel According to Ruth
Boaz tells him that Elimelech and his sons have land in Moab that must be redeemed, but that in order to claim it the relative must marry Ruth. The relative is interested in the land, but does not want to marry Ruth since doing so would mean his own estate would be divided amongst any children he had with Ruth. He asks Boaz to act as the redeemer, which Boaz is more than happy to do. He marries Ruth and she soon gives birth to a son named Obed, who becomes the grandfather of King David.
Because the Messiah is prophesied to come from the House of David, both the greatest king in Israel's history and the future Messiah will both be descendants of Ruth—a Moabite woman who converted to Judaism. It is customary to read the Book of Ruth during the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people.