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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ruth

- Ruth

by E.W. Bullinger

Rth RUTH. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOLE. Ruth 1:1-8 . ELIMELECH''S FAMILY. THE DEPRESSION. Ruth 1:19-22 . SYMPATHY WITH NAOMI. IN GRIEF. Ruth 2:1-23 . BOAZ AND RUTH. Ruth 3:14 . RUTH AND BOAZ. Ruth 4:14-17 . SYMPATHY WITH NAOMI. IN JOY. Ruth 4:18-22 . ELIMELECH''S FAMILY. THE UPLIFTING. TITLE , Book. For its place in the Hebrew Canon, see Appdx-1. The second of the five Megilloth, or Scrolls. Read at the Feast of Pentecost. Their order determined by the order of the feasts. Written as being necessary for the link it affords in the Genealogy of David and Christ "the son of David", Matthew 1:5-16 . Placed in the Canon after Judges by the Sept. Followed by all the versions. Ruth. Two books with names of women:Ruth, a Gentile, marries a Hebrew husband; Esther, a Jewess, marries a Gentile husband. Two tokens that Gentiles, as such, were to be blessed only through Abraham''s seed, according to Genesis 12:3 ; Genesis 18:18 ; Genesis 22:18 ; Genesis 26:4 .Psalms 72:17 . Acts 3:25 Ruth 1:1-18 ELIMELECH''S FAMILY. THE DEPRESSION. Ruth 1:1-3 . Departure from Beth-lehem. Ruth 1:4-5 . Daughters-in-law. Bereavement. Ruth 1:6-7 . Departure for Beth-lehem. Ruth 1:8-18 . Daughters-in-law. Colloquy. Ruth 1:8-18 DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW. COLLOQUY. Ruth 1:8-9 -. Advice to leave her. - Ruth 1:9-10 . Reception. Refusal of both. Ruth 1:11-13 . Advice to leave her. Ruth 1:14 . Reception. Refusal of Ruth. Ruth 1:15 . Advice to leave her. Ruth 1:16-18 . Reception. Resolve of Ruth. Ruth 1:19-22 SYMPATHY WITH NAOMI. GRIEF. Ruth 1:19 -. Beth-lehem. Arrival. - Ruth 1:19 . Sympathy given. Ruth 1:20-21 . Sympathy needed. Ruth 1:22 . Beth-lehem. Settlement. Ruth 2:1-23 BOAZ AND RUTH. Ruth 2:1 . Boaz. His kindred. Ruth 2:2 . Ruth. Purpose. Ruth 2:3 . Departure. Ruth 2:4-16 . Colloquy. Boaz and Ruth. Ruth 2:17 . Ruth. Performance. Ruth 2:18 . Return. Ruth 2:19-22 . Colloquy. Naomi and Ruth. Ruth 2:23 . Boaz. His maidens. Ruth 3:1 - Ruth 4:13 . RUTH AND BOAZ. Ruth 3:1-12 . Claim of kinsman. Asserted. Ruth 3:13 . Promise made. Ruth 3:14-18 . Promise waited for. Ruth 4:1-13 . Claim of kinsman. Fulfilled. Ruth 4:1-13 . CLAIM OF KINSMAN. FULFILLED. Ruth 4:1-11 -. In detail. - Ruth 4:11-12 . Prayer. Ruth 4:13 . In sum. Ruth 4:4-17 -. SYMPATHY WITH NAOMI. IN JOY. Ruth 4:14-15 . Blessing by women. Ruth 4:16 . Naoimi''s joy. Ruth 4:17 -. Naming by women. - Ruth 4:17-22 . ELIMELECH''S FAMILY. THE UPLIFTING. =Ruth 4:17 . Obed, Jesse, and David. Ruth 4:18-21 . The generations of Pharez. Ruth 4:22 . Obed, Jesse, and David.