Study of Ruth
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Introduction(top)

Message: The book of Ruth is named after its heroine, a Moabitess who, after the death of her husband, journeyed to Bethlehem with her widowed, mother-in-law. The book gives us an amazing piece of history in that the ancestry of David and thereby Jesus was not purely Jewish! The greatest theme is that God's purpose always works out through all the joys and tragedies of life. Famine, death, loneliness, and voluntary exile combine to fulfill the purpose of God. Nothing can block the achievement of Divine Will.

OUTLINE

I. The family of Elimelech migrates to Moab...............1:1-5
II. Elimelech's widow and daughter-in-law
 return from Moab..................................................1:6-18
III. Naomi and Ruth arrive at Bethlehem........................1:19-22
IV. Ruth gleans in the fields of Boaz..............................2:1-23
V. Ruth finds a redeemer............................................3:1-18
VI. Boaz marries Ruth.................................................4:1-17
VII. Ruth becomes an ancestress of David.......................4:18-22

Chapter 1(top)

1. During what time does Ruth occur?
2. What disaster happened in Israel?
3. Where did the man dwell temporarily?
4. Who was the man, his wife, and his sons' names?
5.  What happened to the man?
6.  Who did his sons marry? How long did they live in Moab? What happened then?
7. Why did Naomi decide to go back to Israel?
8. What did Naomi tell her daughter-in-laws?
9. When they said they would come with her what did she tell them?
10. Which daughter left and which one stayed?
11. What do we see of Ruth's character?
12. Where did Naomi and Ruth go?
13. What did Naomi say she wanted to be called? why?
14. At what time did they arrive in Bethlehem?

Chapter 2(top)

15. Who was Naomi's kinsmen?
16. What did Ruth ask Naomi to let her do?
17. What did Boaz ask the reapers?
18. How long had Ruth been gleaning?
19. How did Boaz treat Ruth? why?
20. Where did Boaz let her glean? What does this mean?
21. How much is an ephah?
22. What did Naomi tell Ruth was good?

Chapter 3(top)

23. How long did she reap in the fields of Boaz?
24. What did Naomi instruct Ruth to do?
25. Before Boaz claimed Ruth as his wife what did he have to find out first?
26. What did Boaz give Ruth in her veil?

Chapter 4(top)

27. Boaz went and spoke to who? Who was witnessing?
28. Was Boaz truthful with the kinsmen?
29. What did the kinsmen say?
30. Why did he take off his shoe?
31. What did he tell the elders?
32. What did the elders say?
33. How were Rachel, Leah, and Pharez related to Boaz?
34. What was the name of Boaz and Ruth's child?
35. Who was Ruth's great grandson?

Generations

Adam
Seth
Enos
Cainan
Mahalaleel
Jared
Enoch
Methusaleh
Lamech
Noah
Shem
Arphaxad
Salah
Eber
Peleg
Reu
Serug
Nahor
Terah
Abraham
Isaac
Jacob
Judah
Pharez
Hezron
Ram
Amminadab
Nahshon
Salmon
Boaz
Obed
Jesse
David
Solomon
Rehoboam
Abijah
Asa
Jehoshaphat
Jehoram
Uzziah
Jotham
Ahaz
Hezekiah
Manasseh
Amon
Josiah
Jechoniah
Salathiel
Zerubbabel
Abiud
Eliakim
Azor
Sadoc
Achim
Eliud
Eleazar
Matthan
Jacob
Joseph
Jesus