Bible Study Notes on Ruth 4 – 20160919

Ruth 4:1  "...up to the gate and sat down there..." City gates were used as a place of conducting business at that time.  Commentary suggests a small covered area without walls.  Since that is where folks would travel on their way out in the morning or back out after noon, it was easy to catch …

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Bible Study Notes on Ruth 3 – 20160915

Ruth 3:1  "...My daughter, shall I not seek security for you..." Not sure how long a time has passed.  Previous chapter ends with the note that Ruth gleaned from Boaz's fields through barley and wheat harvests, but Naomi will mention that Boaz is busy winnowing barley.  This could have happened just after that first day …

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Bible Study Notes on Ruth 2 – 20160914

Ruth 2:1  "...relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech..." Wonder if he had great wealth during the famine.  Could he have possibly assisted Elimelech then?  Did Elimelech ever ask?  All speculation.  Thought occurred to me that we make most of our own problems or make them worse because …

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