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WEEK 14

FRIDAY

RUTH 1-4

HIGHLIGHTS

• Naomi’s & Ruth’s Predicament

• Boaz is Kind to Ruth

• The Threshing Floor

• Boaz & Ruth Marry, Produce David’s Grandfather

PROMPTS

What would it be like to move to a different country, to people whose ways are very different from yours?

NOTES

Ruth is one story and should be approached as such.  It's a great tale about putting faith first when honour is at stake, but so is one's entire future.  Ruth was from Moab, a seedy place that had taunted Israel since the Exodus.  Ruth chose staying with her mother-in-law and relocating to Bethlehem over a pagan lifestyle in her home country after both became widows.  God's reward was the gift of incredible joy, as Ruth became the great-grandmother of King David.

NUMBER OF CHAPTERS: 4

TYPE: HISTORY

DATE WRITTEN: 1050 - 1000 BC

PERIOD COVERED: 1150 - 1100 BC

AUTHOR: MOST LIKELY THE PROPHET SAMUEL