Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 21, 2010
In four short chapters we move from tragedy to triumph, from despair to joy, from emptiness to fullness. This book begins with famine and funerals, and concludes with a wedding and the joyful birth of a son.
The final chapter of this quiet drama takes place before the town gate of Bethlehem, where all important transactions were conducted. Here is where the matter of Ruth the foreigner would be settled.
After the late-night rendezvous of chapter 3, Boaz goes right to work; he finds his kinsman and