Ruth follows Naomi's advice and when Boaz discovers her at his feet in the middle of the night he asks who she.That passage, or restoration, first takes place in connection with her return from Moab to the promised land and to Bethlehem house of food see note on 1:1 ).Click the button below to continue.

Ruth, Ruth was a Moabite woman who married into an Israelite family and eventually converted.Such love also reflects God's love, in a marvelous joining of human and divine actions (compare 2:12 with 3:9 ).The relative is interested in the land, but does not want to marry Ruth since doing so would mean his own estate would be divided amongst any children he had with Ruth.

Naomi hopes that by doing this Boaz will marry.Because Boaz is not the brother of Ruth 's dead husband the custom technically does not apply to him.