Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: BOOK OF RUTH, 09-10-11
Posted on 09/10/2011 9:16:44 AM PDT by Salvation
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One of the protocanonical writings of the Old Testament, narrating the story of a Bethlehem family in the time of the Judges. Its heroine is Ruth, daughter-in-law of Naomi. Although Ruth is a Moabite, she marries Boaz, a Jew, and becomes the great-grandmother of King David, of whose family Christ was born. The purpose of the book was twofold: to preserve the edifying story of David's ancestry, and to witness to the practice of extraordinary filial piety, rewarded by God.
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Book of Ruth
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I have recently done a study of this book myself. There are so many levels of understanding to it. Some old cultural practices are quite interesting, and I’m sure that while I understand some of them, I know I am missing others.
Thanks for posting this!
Understanding The Book of Ruth