The Whole Old Testament: The Book Of Ruth

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The Book of Ruth genre is a narrative whose history runs through the whole Old Testament. By Jewish and Christian traditions, this book was thought to have been written by the prophet Samuel. Ruth was a Moabitess a descendant of Lot, born into paganism. The story begins with the tragedy of her mother in-law, her sister in-law, and herself losing their husbands. Such sorrow pushed Naomi to go back to her homeland, and in the process, she tried to coax her two daughter in-laws to do the same. Consequently, Ruth didn’t want to go back and wanted to stay close to Naomi. Ruth was a strong woman to say she wanted to stay with her mother in-law who had nothing but her God, but Ruth wanted Naomi’s people to be her people and Naomi’s God to be
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