The Story of the Kinsman-Redeemer – Israel My Glory (2022)

The Jewish community has always looked upon marriage as a sacred and divine institution. It is viewed as a holy covenant between a man and a woman, a necessity for the divine plan to propagate the human race (Gen. 1:28), and so important that even the study of the Torah could be put aside to celebrate with and bring joy to a newly married couple.

Statements from Jewish sources capture the importance of marriage in the Jewish community. The Talmud says, “One who does not have a wife lives without joy, without bliss, without happiness.” The sages said, “One who dwells without a wife is as one who dwells without blessing.” Rashi, the great 11th-century biblical and talmudic scholar and rabbi, said, “A woman has no security until she marries.” Marriage is seen as necessary to basic, healthy living (Gen. 2:18).

In the Bible God gave Israel a number of safeguards and requirements concerning marriage. Some of these can be seen in the relationship and marriage of Ruth and Boaz.

Ruth

Ruth was a Moabitess—a Gentile—who married into the family of Naomi when she wed Mahlon, the son of Naomi and her deceased husband Elimelech. Sometime after the marriage Mahlon died, and Ruth was left a widow with no children.

Ruth had obviously learned of the God of Israel from her new family, and her commitment to Him was genuine, as evidenced by her statement to Naomi, “thy people shall be my people, and thy God, my God” (1:16). This was in response to Naomi’s insistence that Ruth stay with her own people after the death of Mahlon, while Naomi returned to Israel and her people.

Jewish tradition tells us that Ruth was the daughter of Eglon, king of Moab. According to the Midrash, her beauty was outstanding “as that of a young girl,” even though she was about 40 years of age. Her character was impeccable, and humility and modesty were among her greatest virtues.

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Unknown to Ruth, God had already provided for her welfare in the laws of marriage that were established in the Mosaic system. The unfolding of the story in the Book of Ruth shows us the matchless grace of our God.

Boaz

Boaz was a man of great wealth and influence in the community of Israel (2:1; 4:1–2). It is believed by the rabbis that he was a member of the Sanhedrin, the ruling body of Israel. Boaz was recognized as a very generous and gracious man, as illustrated by his concern and provision for Ruth.

Boaz was recognized as a very generous and gracious man, as illustrated by his concern and provision for Ruth.

Boaz was a kinsman of Naomi’s deceased husband Elimelech. Although the Bible does not tell us his specific relationship to Elimelech, Jewish tradition suggests that he was Elimelech’s nephew and therefore the cousin of Mahlon (Boaz’s father being the brother of Elimelech).

Boaz was from the city of Bethlehem in Judah and was believed to be much older than Ruth. According to the rabbis, Boaz was about 80 years of age when he married Ruth. He is believed to have been a widower with no children at the time of their marriage.

God provided for the childless widow in the Old Testament through what is referred to as Levirate marriage.

If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry outside the family unto a stranger; her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him as his wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s brother to her. And it shall be, that the first-born whom she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother who is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel (Dt. 25:5–6).

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A man was required to marry his deceased brother’s childless wife, raise up a child, and thereby perpetuate the name of the deceased in Israel.

When it was discovered that Boaz was a near relative of Mahlon, Naomi rejoiced that God had provided a potential husband for Ruth (2:20). She then put into motion a plan to get Boaz to fulfill his responsibility to Ruth.

It is likely that the marriage of Ruth and Boaz was not technically a Levirate marriage as outlined in Deuteronomy 25. In a Levirate marriage, a brother was commanded to marry the widow; Boaz was a cousin, not a brother. Yet it is probable that the custom of raising up an offspring by a near relative was present in Israel before this command was given in the Law of Moses (see the account of Judah and Tamar in Genesis 38).

Chalitzah

Deuteronomy 25:7–10 records a ceremony known as Chalitzah, which is performed for a man who refuses to fulfill his obligation of Levirate marriage.

And if the man desire not to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother. Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him; and if he stand to it, and say, I desire not to take her, Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man who will not build up his brother’s house. And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him who hath his shoe loosed.

When Ruth went to Boaz, lay at his feet during the night, and uncovered his feet (3:4, 7), it is believed that she was reminding him of his responsibility as a kinsman-redeemer to fulfill his obligation to marry her. The uncovering of his feet is believed to be an allusion to the Chalitzah ceremony.

Boaz recognized his responsibility; but he also knew that there was another man who was a closer kinsman than he (3:12–13). If the nearer kinsman wouldn’t fulfill his duty, Boaz was willing to marry Ruth and raise up seed.

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The Nearer Kinsman

In chapter 4, verses 1 and 2, Boaz called the nearer kinsman to the gate of the city and asked for ten elders to join them to be public witnesses to the encounter. Boaz asked the nearer kinsman if he would be willing to redeem not only the land inheritance of Elimelech but also Ruth, the wife of Mahlon. That kinsman was willing to redeem the land inheritance but not the inheritance of Ruth by marrying her and raising up an offspring. The nearer kinsman believed that he would ruin his inheritance by marrying Ruth and thus declined to fulfill his responsibility. There are a number of possible reasons why he refused to fulfill the duty of a kinsman-redeemer.

First, if he were already married with children, his inheritance would have been ruined with another wife and children. Second, a Jewish person was not to marry a Gentile (Dt. 7:2–3). Perhaps the nearer kinsman felt that marriage to Ruth, a Gentile, would mar his inheritance. Third, being a Moabite, Ruth and her offspring were prohibited from entering the congregation of the Lord (Dt. 23:3–4). Whatever the reason, the nearer kinsman declined to fulfill his obligation as the kinsman-redeemer.

The ceremony that followed this decision (4:7–11) is often said to be the ceremony of Chalitzah; however, a number of factors indicate that it probably was not that ceremony. First, Ruth was not even present—only Boaz was there. Second, Boaz took off his shoe and gave it to the near kinsman, instead of Ruth removing the shoe of the near kinsman. Third, Ruth did not spit in the face of the near kinsman. Fourth, Boaz purchased the right of redemption. In the Chalitzah, that right was taken rather than purchased.

What probably took place was an ancient custom of releasing a man from his obligation. Speaking of this event, H. H. Rowley says, “The drawing off of the shoe here signified the abandonment of the obligation resting on the kinsman in respect of the property and in respect of Ruth, and it clearly opened the way for Boaz to do what he could not else have done.”

Out of this union came the Messianic line, and, thereby, Ruth had the blessing of being a Gentile woman in the lineage of Jesus the Messiah.

Boaz then fulfilled the obligation of kinsman-redeemer by marrying Ruth and raising up seed with her to perpetuate the name of Mahlon, as required by the Law (4:10). Out of this union came the Messianic line, and, thereby, Ruth had the blessing of being a Gentile woman in the lineage of Jesus the Messiah.

Portrait of the Messiah

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In the Jewish Scriptures, events are recorded that are shadows or pictures of truths or events presented in the New Testament. Many of these prophetic events were fulfilled in the person of the Messiah (Col. 2:15–17). Such an event in the Jewish Scriptures is referred to as a “type.” The fulfillment in the New Testament is the “anti-type.”

The Bible records numerous types: The Passover in the Jewish Scriptures (type, Ex. 12) is fulfilled in the New Testament in Jesus, the Passover Lamb (anti-type, 1 Cor. 5:6–8). Melchizedek (type, Gen. 14) relates to Jesus in the priesthood according to the order of Melchizedek (anti-type, Heb. 7). Jonah and the fish (type, Jon. 2) are related to Jesus’ resurrection (anti-type, Mt. 12:40). The Day of Atonement (type, Lev. 16) is fulfilled in Jesus, our High Priest (anti-type, Heb. 9). Many other clear examples of typology could be shown. Also, some events in the Old Testament not specifically recognized as types are nonetheless clear types of New Testament events. Although we must exercise care in this area in order not to develop fanciful pictures, we are fully justified in labeling an event in the Old Testament a type if there is a clear parallel in a New Testament event. The story of Ruth and Boaz fits this criterion.

Explanations are given of how Boaz could marry a Gentile woman—a Moabitess—without breaking the commands of the Law. Without detailing these explanations or their possible accuracy, let me suggest a reason for the series of events that led to the marriage of Ruth and Boaz.

Boaz was a Jewish man who undoubtedly possessed and exhibited grace and compassion. His concern and care for Ruth exemplified this fact. Ruth mentioned the grace or favor she found in Boaz’s eyes: “Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge [notice] of me, seeing I am a foreigner?” (2:10). There was no reason for Boaz to have responded so favorably to this Gentile woman. It went against all that he believed, as revealed in the Law. Yet he had compassion and mercy on her to the extent that he did everything he could to redeem her and provide for her through marriage.

This is quite possibly the clearest picture in the Old Testament of the Messiah’s love for the Gentiles and His church. Gentiles were “without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12).

Ruth is a picture of the Gentiles (and, in a greater sense, both Jews and Gentiles) who have lost their inheritance. Sin has ruined our right of inheritance and separated us from God (Rom. 7:9–14). We have no right or ability to redeem what we have lost. Ruth was in exactly this condition.

Boaz is a picture of Jesus the Messiah. Boaz alone met all the requirements of the kinsman-redeemer. Jesus alone meets all of the requirements of our Kinsman Redeemer. Boaz showed favor toward Ruth, redeemed her, and restored her inheritance. Jesus showed favor toward us, redeemed us, and restored our lost inheritance (Eph. 2:13–22). A Jewish Messiah took to Himself a predominantly Gentile bride. All—Jew or Gentile—who are redeemed in this age are the bride of the Messiah (Eph. 5:22–33).

A portrait of the Messiah and His gracious love is clearly seen in the lives of Ruth and Boaz. It is truly a picture of His love for you and me. Just as Boaz willingly redeemed and restored Ruth to her full inheritance, so Jesus the Messiah wants to do the same for you. Will you enter into marriage with Him? To do so, you must be willing to say, “I do.”

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FAQs

What does Kinsman redeemer mean in the Bible? ›

In Boaz, Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth found a “kinsman redeemer,” one whose responsibility was to “act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, or need.” Boaz demonstrates, perhaps better than any other in the Old Testament, how God, and the law he established, expected a kinsman redeemer to respond to ...

Why did the Kinsman not marry Ruth? ›

Why did the kinsman refuse to marry Ruth? “The writer [of the book of Ruth] has not even preserved the name of that kinsman who was willing to redeem the property but not to marry the widow and raise up a son to the name of the dead.

What does it mean that Boaz redeemed Ruth? ›

The redeemer would get her out of poverty, provide for her, buy back any property so that it could be kept in the family, and even marry her. If the person was sold into slavery, the redeemer would buy back their freedom. Boaz does it all for Ruth. She is redeemed from a future that is bleak into one that is bright.

How was Boaz a redeemer? ›

Boaz became the guardian-redeemer for Naomi's family, and he was needed to fix two problems: a parcel of land had to be bought back (redeemed), and Ruth needed a husband. Boaz had to do some clever bargaining to redeem the land and marry Ruth, but he was successful, and the story of Ruth ended happily.

What do you mean by Kinsman? ›

Your kinsman is your family member — someone who's related to you. Even if you don't know your second cousin very well, he's still your kinsman. The noun kinsman can refer to any blood relation or ancestor, especially those who are male. You can also use kinswoman to talk about female relatives.

Why is Jesus called the Redeemer? ›

In Christian theology, Jesus is sometimes referred to by the title Redeemer. This refers to the salvation he accomplished, and is based on the metaphor of redemption, or "buying back". In the New Testament, redemption is used to refer both to deliverance from sin and to freedom from captivity.

How old was Ruth when she married Boaz? ›

According to the midrash, Ruth was forty years old and not a young woman when Boaz married her, a fact that stresses the urgency of her desire to marry and bear children (Ruth Rabbah 4:4; BT Shabbat 113b). The midrash puts Boaz's age at that time as eighty (Ruth Rabbah 7:4; Ruth Zuta 4:13).

What does Ruth teach us about marriage? ›

So what does the book of Ruth tell us about the sacrament of marriage? First of all, that within the sacred bond of marriage there lies a symbol of the love of God for humanity. Ruth is praised by Boaz for leaving kith and kin to adopt the God of Israel.

Why does Ruth marry Boaz? ›

Since the first son of Ruth and a kinsman of her late husband would be deemed the legal offspring of the decedent and heir to Elimelech, the other kinsman defers to Boaz. In marrying Ruth, Boaz revives Elimelech's lineage, and the patrimony is secured to Naomi's family.

What is the relationship between Ruth and Boaz? ›

Unauthorized use is prohibited. After they married, Ruth bore Boaz a son named Obed, the future father of Jesse, who would become the father of King David. Thus, Ruth was David's great-grandmother, and is listed as such in the Book of Ruth and in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.

What is the message of Ruth in the Bible? ›

Ruth shows how God is at work in the day to day activities of average people. All the characters face life's normal challenges (death, moving, lack of financial resources, familial responsibilities, etc.) and find God is weaving a story of redemption out of all the details.

What does the name Boaz mean? ›

In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Boaz is: In strength.

What does Boaz mean in the Bible? ›

5/6/2003, 6:47 PM. On this website, Boaz (the husband of Ruth, from the Bible) is defined as "swiftness". It actually means "strength is within him", (bo = in him, az= strength) and in Hebrew is spelled BET-VAV-AYIN-ZAYIN (although some people leave out the vav.)

What does redeemed mean in the Bible? ›

(in Christianity) those who have been saved or delivered from sin or its consequences: We understand that all of us, even the redeemed, have a capacity for great evil. verb. the simple past tense and past participle of redeem.

How is Ruth related to Jesus? ›

In Matthew's genealogy (1:1–6), Jesus Christ is the son of Tamar and of Rahab and of Ruth, three women remembered for their unconventional acts of courage on behalf of God's people.

What type of word is Kinsman? ›

noun, plural kins·men. a blood relative, especially a male. a relative by marriage.

What is the sentence of Kinsman? ›

Kinsman sentence example. The trip was cut short by the death of a close kinsman. He joined the rebellion of his kinsman Hugh, earl of Tyrone, but submitted in 1586. He died in October 1439, and was succeeded by his kinsman Frederick, duke of Styria, who became German king as Frederick IV.

What star crossed mean? ›

Definition of star-crossed

: not favored by the stars : ill-fated a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life— William Shakespeare.

What is another word for Redeemer? ›

In this page you can discover 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for redeemer, like: rescuer, deliverer, liberator, savior, Jesus of Nazareth, jesus, the Nazarene, good shepherd, jesus-christ, saviour and christ.

What was the first promise about the Redeemer? ›

God was revealing His plan to defeat Satan and offer salvation to the world through Jesus, Himself. Therefore, we have in Genesis 3:15 the first promise of a Redeemer. It is the beginning of a long line of prophecies concerning the coming Messiah — the one who would make things right between God and man.

What is the meaning of my Redeemer? ›

A redeemer is a person who redeems, meaning someone who repays, recovers, saves, or exchanges something for something else. In Christianity, the term is used to refer to Jesus Christ, especially when capitalized as Redeemer.

How many husbands did Ruth have? ›

The Book of Ruth relates that Ruth and Orpah, two women of Moab, had married two sons of Elimelech and Naomi, Judeans who had settled in Moab to escape a famine in Judah. The husbands of all three women die; Naomi plans to return to her native Bethlehem and urges her daughters-in-law to return to their families.

Is Ruth a Moabite? ›

Moabites were pagans and worshiped the god Chemosh. Therefore, Ruth, as a Moabite, is an unlikely hero in Jewish story. However, the story clearly presents Ruth as a hero, for she exhibits several important qualities, valued in the ancient world and in the Bible overall. Ruth is loyal to her mother-in-law, Naomi.

Who was the first husband of Ruth in the Bible? ›

During the time of the judges, an Israelite family from Bethlehem (who are Ephrathites) – Elimelech, his wife Naomi, and their sons Mahlon and Chilion – emigrated to the nearby country of Moab. Elimelech died, and the sons married two Moabite women: Mahlon married Ruth and Chilion married Orpah.

What lessons can we learn from Ruth? ›

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Why did Ruth stay with Naomi? ›

By choosing to stay with Naomi, Ruth was giving up her chance to remarry and have a family again. She was also giving up her homeland and everything familiar. Despite everything she had to lose she stayed with Naomi and moved to Bethlehem with her.

What are the characteristics of Ruth in the Bible? ›

She is known for her faithfulness, loyalty, virtue, and love. The characteristics of Ruth in the Bible also include her being a hard worker, and someone who takes care of those around her. As women, we can look up to Ruth as an example of goodness and someone worth emulating. Ruth is an amazing woman of the Bible!

Did Ruth become an Israelite? ›

The same text says Ruth did not convert during her marriage to Mahlon, contradicting other rabbinic literature, which says Ruth formally converted to Judaism for the sake of marrying Mahlon but did not fully accept the faith until later.

What is the full meaning of Ruth? ›

Ruth is predominantly a girl name of Hebrew origin, meaning “friend,” “friendship,” or “compassionate friend.” It is derived from the Hebrew word re'ut, meaning “friend.” The name is the central character in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament, which is one of only two books named after a woman.

What is the weakness of Ruth in the Bible? ›

Weaknesses: Ruth was a strong woman, but she had her moments of weakness. She made some mistakes that were not in keeping with God's plan for her life. Ruth made a vow to God without consulting Naomi first.

What is the Book of Ruth about summary? ›

The book is named for its central character, a Moabite woman who married the son of a Judaean couple living in Moab. After the death of her husband, Ruth moved to Judah with her mother-in-law, Naomi, instead of remaining with her own people.

What is Boaz last name? ›

Boaz is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who bragged one of vain-glory. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bost, which means vaunt or brag.

How was Boaz loyal? ›

Boaz showed loyalty in a couple ways. First, he responded to Ruth's loyalty and made it his duty to become a part of their story. If Ruth had not showed loyalty, she wouldn't have received Boaz's blessings. Second, he agreed to marry Ruth.

Is Boaz a girls name? ›

The name Boaz is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Strength.

What is a modern day Boaz? ›

Boaz was described as a worthy man (2:1) who believed in the Lord (2:4). A modern-day Boaz will: Have a good reputation because he's proven himself to be a man of character and worth by his actions. He will have a solid relationship with the Lord, which is of great importance for a woman of worth (3:11).

What is the Boaz prayer? ›

Boaz's prayer is a reminder that prayer moves God's heart but it also moves our heart. God invites us to participate in His Will and be part of His answer to prayer in another's life.

What is difference between redemption and salvation? ›

What is the Difference Between Redemption and Salvation?

What are the 7 signs of the Holy Spirit? ›

The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. While some Christans accept these as a definitive list of specific attributes, others understand them merely as examples of the Holy Spirit's work through the faithful.

Why did we need to be redeemed? ›

Why do we need redemption? Redeemed – “to get or win back” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). “As God's possessions created for His own purpose, we were lost to God when we fell into sin and subsequently, death. But God reclaimed us through Christ's death on the cross.

Who is the only woman whose age of death is recorded in the Bible? ›

Sarah
DiedHebron
Burial placeCave of the Patriarchs
SpouseAbraham
ChildrenIsaac
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What does the story of Ruth show about God? ›

God's choice to include Ruth in the story of divine redemption shows that his grace is for all people, and that no person is too insignificant to be used for his glory.

What does kinship mean in the Bible? ›

Jesus' relatives are those who do God's will, that is, those who love. One's kinship will be purely based upon love, not on cultural categories based upon violence. Furthermore, Jesus uses the language of kinship to articulate his religious message.

What is the relationship between Boaz and Naomi? ›

The son of Salmon and his wife Rahab, Boaz was a wealthy landowner of Bethlehem in Judea, and relative of Elimelech, Naomi's late husband. He notices Ruth, the widowed Moabite daughter-in-law of Naomi, a relative of his (see family tree), gleaning grain in his fields.

What is the role of the Redeemer in the Old Testament? ›

"redeemer"), in the Hebrew Bible and the rabbinical tradition, is a person who, as the nearest relative of another, is charged with the duty of restoring the rights of another and avenging his wrongs. One duty of the goel was to redeem (purchase back) a relative who had been sold into slavery.

How old was Ruth when she married Boaz? ›

According to the midrash, Ruth was forty years old and not a young woman when Boaz married her, a fact that stresses the urgency of her desire to marry and bear children (Ruth Rabbah 4:4; BT Shabbat 113b). The midrash puts Boaz's age at that time as eighty (Ruth Rabbah 7:4; Ruth Zuta 4:13).

What are the 3 main literary styles of the Bible? ›

One story, many styles.

Approximately 43% of the Bible is made up of narrative, from historical narrative to parables. Roughly 33% of the Bible is poetry, including songs, reflective poetry, and the passionate, politically resistant poetry of the prophets.

Is there a word for cousin in Hebrew? ›

The term cousin never applies where there are other specific terms to describe relationships.
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cousin
cousinיחיד
cousinsרבים

What the Bible says about pollution? ›

Pollution is defined as “defilement or impurity.” It comes from the Hebrew word ga'al or Greek word alisgema. The Bible makes many references to pollution, i.e., food of- fered to idols (Acts 15:20,29), evil in the world (2 Peter 2:20), imperfect offerings or those brought with a wrong motive (Malachi 1:7,8).

Why did Naomi take Ruth's baby? ›

Interestingly, “Naomi took the child […] She became its foster mother” (Ruth 4:16) is the reason given by Ozar ha-Midrashim for Naomi's inclusion in the list of righteous women.

What happened between Ruth and Boaz? ›

After they married, Ruth bore Boaz a son named Obed, the future father of Jesse, who would become the father of King David. Thus, Ruth was David's great-grandmother, and is listed as such in the Book of Ruth and in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. (Follow the love triangle between Leah, Rachel, and Jacob.)

Why did Ruth remain with Naomi? ›

By choosing to stay with Naomi, Ruth was giving up her chance to remarry and have a family again. She was also giving up her homeland and everything familiar. Despite everything she had to lose she stayed with Naomi and moved to Bethlehem with her.

How many times is Redeemer in the Bible? ›

The words "redeem," "redemption," and "redeemer" occur 132 times in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament, all but two instances being from one or the other of the two roots, gä'al and pädhäh.

What is the Hebrew word for redeem? ›

In Hebrew the word ga'al (to redeem) means to “buy back”. The laws of Leviticus refer to being bought back out of slavery: Leviticus 25:47-49.

How is Ruth related to Jesus? ›

In Matthew's genealogy (1:1–6), Jesus Christ is the son of Tamar and of Rahab and of Ruth, three women remembered for their unconventional acts of courage on behalf of God's people.

How many husbands did Ruth have? ›

The Book of Ruth relates that Ruth and Orpah, two women of Moab, had married two sons of Elimelech and Naomi, Judeans who had settled in Moab to escape a famine in Judah. The husbands of all three women die; Naomi plans to return to her native Bethlehem and urges her daughters-in-law to return to their families.

What does the name Boaz mean? ›

In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Boaz is: In strength.

Is Ruth and Boaz a love story? ›

Boaz and Ruth were married, and they later produced the forebear of David — who was the forebearer of Jesus. That this is a love story with eternal impact reveals why the book of Ruth was read each year to the children of Israel during the feasts of Israel.

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