Old Testament

Historical Books

What is the book of Ruth about?

The events in Ruth took place during the time of the judges. However, Ruth and Judges differ greatly in terms of themes and overall tone. Judges is weighted with details of battles, pillaging, and conquests. Ruth, on the other hand, is a warm, earthy account of rural living, family, and love. Ruth relates how a Moabite woman named Ruth met and married Boaz. Today, Ruth continues to be held up as a model of faith and loyalty.


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