Ruth’s journey to Bethlehem
In c.1060BC, two Israelites, Elimelech and his wife Naomi, travel east from Bethlehem in Judah, cross the Jordan River, and settle in the land of Moab. One of their daughters-in-law, Ruth, is determined to accompany her and care for her. In c.1060BC, Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi returned across the Jordan from Moab to Bethlehem.
How long was the journey from Moab to Bethlehem?
Travel time from Moab to Bethlehem: Moab is 2919 kilometers from Bethlehem, so if you travel at a constant speed of 50 kilometers per hour, you will arrive in Bethlehem in 66 hours and 37 minutes.
Where did Naomi and Ruth travel to?
Naomi, her husband, and their two sons were originally from Bethlehem, but due to a famine, they moved to Moab, a neighboring country with food, where Naomi’s husband died and her two sons married Moab women, one of whom was named Ruth.
How long did Boaz live after he married Ruth?
Boaz was 80 years old and Ruth was 40 years old when they married (Ruth R. 6:2), and despite the fact that he died the day after the wedding (Mid. Ruth, Zuta 4:13), their union produced a child, David’s grandfather, Obed.
What is Ruth and Naomi’s relationship?
Ruth and Orpah, two Moabite women, had married two sons of Elimelech and Naomi, Judeans who had settled in Moab to escape a famine in Judah; all three women’s husbands died; Naomi plans to return to her native Bethlehem and urges her daughters-in-law to return to their families, according to the Book of Ruth.
How long did Naomi stay in Moab?
Naomi’s sons died in Moab during their ten-year stay, and Naomi desired to return to Bethlehem.
What did Boaz offer Ruth to eat?
u201cCome over here and partake of the meal, and dip your morsel in the vinegar,u201d Boaz said to Ruth at mealtime. u201cSo she sat down beside the reapers, and he handed her roasted grain, and she ate her fill and had some left overu201d (2:14).
Why did Boaz not marry Naomi?
Boaz kept his promises to Ruth, and when his kinsman (the sources differ as to their exact relationship) refused to marry her because he didn’t know the halakah that stated that Moabite women were not excluded from the Israelite community, Boaz married himself.
Where you go I’ll go where you stay I’ll stay Ruth?
“Don’t push me to leave you or turn away from you,” Ruth replied. “Wherever you go, I’ll go, and wherever you stay, your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”
How old was Ruth when she met Boaz?
Ruth was forty years old and not a young woman when Boaz married her, according to the midrash, highlighting the urgency of her desire to marry and have children (Ruth Rabbah 4:4; BT Shabbat 113b), while Boaz was eighty (Ruth Rabbah 7:4; Ruth Zuta 4:13).
What happened to Ruth and Boaz?
Naomi, heartbroken, prepared to return to Bethlehem and told Ruth to return to her own family, but Ruth refused, saying, “Where you go, I will go” (Ruth 1:16). Ruth bore Boaz a son named Obed, who would become the father of Jesse, who would later become the father of King David.
What happened to Naomi after Ruth married Boaz?
Naomi took the child and placed it on her bosom after Boaz and Ruth married and had a son, which the women of the city rejoiced over because Naomi had found a redeemer for her family name.
What relationship was Ruth to Jesus?
Ruth followed Naomi’s advice and married Boaz in Bethlehem; their son, Obed, fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David, Israel’s greatest king. Ruth is one of only five women mentioned in Matthew 1:1-16’s genealogy of Jesus Christ (along with Tamar, Rahab, Bathsheba, and Mary).
How was Ruth loyal in the Bible?
Ruth treated her mother-in-law and God with respect and honor, working hard in the field to provide food for them. Ruth also demonstrated her integrity with Boaz; everything she did reflected a woman of great character, and God honored her.
What are 8 qualifications that Jesus gave for being blessed?
Jesus gives eight signs that we are truly blessed in the Sermon on the Mount:
- You are meek.
- You hunger and thirst for righteousness.
- You are merciful.
- You are pure in heart.
- You are a peacemaker.
- You are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.