Recap of Ruth

The book of Ruth was a short book containing only four chapters.  Not much happens in the first three chapters.  Ruth moves to the town of Boaz, a male relative.  Boaz treats her with respect and is nice to her.  In the third chapter Boaz sleeps next to Ruth, although doesn’t have sex with her.  Things change in the fourth chapter, however, when Ruth is sold as property to Boaz who marries her and rapes her.  I say rape because Ruth had no choice in the matter.  The only purpose for this book in the Bible is to show that Ruth is an ancestor to David.  That’s it! By the end, Ruth is treated the same as all other women in the Bible.  Pieces of property that men own and use to birth sons.

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