Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ruth, Day 4 Readings

The Marriage of Ruth and Boaz  

Today's reading concludes the story of loyalty and romance with the marriage of Ruth and Boaz.  Given the practices of the times, first Boaz had to prove that no one else had claim to Ruth, so that he could marry her (a sad reminder of the ways that women were treated as property in the ancient world).

Read Ruth 4:1-22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Ruth 4 today.