How many stories have you heard of a woman begging to live the rest of her life with her mother-in-law?
Ruth is a shortened version of ‘retut’, which means “lovely friend”. Ruth was a Moabitess, who married into a family of Israelites. She was subsequently widowed. The Book of Ruth is a short book in the Old Testament that tells the story of this “beautiful gleaner”. She is remembered for her loyalty to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and her conversion to Judaism. The earnestness of her plea and her sincerity was expressed almost in the form of a prayer.
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Bible References: RUTH – RUTH 1: 1 – 4: 22; MATT 1: 5
Original Source Link: The Five Women Mentioned in the Lineage of Jesus
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