The Outline of the Book of Ruth

The basis for this commentary is taken from Arnold Fruchtenbaum
and Ariel Ministries in San Antonio, Texas.

Ruth, Where Life and the Bible Meet (Aa)

Outline of Ruth (Ab)

The Introduction to the Book of Ruth from a Jewish Perspective (Ac)

The Themes in Ruth (Ad)

The Duty of Levirate Marriage (Ae)

The Concept of Chesed (Af)

The Meaning of Shaddai (Ag)

The Book of Ruth and Shavu’ot (Ah)


Prologue: Na’omi’s Misery and Emptiness - 1:1-5 (Ai)

Scene One: Na’omi’s Return to Beit-Lechem - 1:6-22 (Aj)

A. Ruth’s Dedication - 1:6-18 (Ak)

1. We Will Go Back With You to Your People - 1:6-10 (Al)

2. ADONAI’S Hand Has Turned Against Me - 1:11-13 (Am)

3. Your People Will Be My People and Your God My God - 1:14-18 (An)

B. Don’t Call Me Na’omi, Call Me Marah - 1:19-22 (Ao)


Scene Two: Ruth Meets Bo’az in the Grain Field - 2:1-23 (Ap)

A. Ruth Gleans in the Field of Bo’az - 2:1-3 (Aq)

B. Bo’az and the Overseer - 2:4-7 (Ar)

C. Bo’az’s Grace and Ruth’s Gratitude - 2:8-13 (As)

D. Bo’az Provides for Ruth - 2:14-17 (At)

E. Na’omi Evaluates the Meeting - 2:18-23 (Au)


Scene Three: Na’omi’s Wonderful Plan for Ruth’s Life - 3:1-18 (Av)

A. Na’omi Discloses Her Plan for Ruth and Bo’az - 3:1-5 (Aw)

B. Ruth and Bo’az on the Threshing Floor - 3:6-13 (Ax)

C. Na’omi Evaluates the Encounter - 3:14-18 (Ay)


Scene Four: Bo’az Marries Ruth - 4:1-12 (Az)

A. Bo’az Obtains the Right of Redemption - 4:1-6 (Ba)

B. Bo’az Redeems Ruth the Moabitess - 4:7-12 (Bb)

Epilogue: Na’omi’s Satisfaction and Fullness- 4:13-17 (Bc)

Coda: The Genealogy of David - 4:18-22 (Bd)


Glossary (Be)

End Notes (Bf)

Bibliography (Bg)


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