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Ruth (2)


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Ruth, Book of. This beautiful narrative belongs to the period of the Judges. Ruth 1:1. The object of the writer was to trace the genealogy of David, and his descent from a Moabitish mother, who had been reduced to extreme poverty. The simplicity, integrity, and kind feelings of the principal persons exhibited are altogether remarkable; and the narrative shows that David had at least some ancestors who were nature's noblemen. 1 Chronicles 2:11-12. The writer of the book is not known, but the Hebrews ascribed it to Samuel.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Ruth (2)'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/r/ruth-2.html. 1893.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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