History Literature / BookOfRuth

7th May '17 11:37:04 AM Jeduthun
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* SecondLove: Ruth's first husband dies early in the book, and is barely mentioned afterward. Only one verse even tells us specifically which one of Naomi's sons he was (it was Mahlon).
1st May '17 2:17:19 PM Jeduthun
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* RescueRomance: Boaz catches Ruth's eye by helping save her and Naomi from starving through his generosity.
* RomancingTheWidow: Boaz to Ruth, although Ruth (with Naomi's collusion) did a fair bit of the romancing herself.
3rd Feb '17 11:25:56 AM Jeduthun
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* HopeSpot: In Judges.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ruth and Naomi; Ruth even abandons her family and homeland to stay with her mother-in-law.
* HopeSpot: In Judges.A mostly bright and heartwarming tale, especially when contrasted with the violent and bleak Literature/BookOfJudges.


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* TheMatchmaker: Naomi schemes to get Ruth and Boaz together.


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* QuoteMine: The familiar verse "Where you go I will go..." is sometimes quoted in marriage services. It does sound very romantic out of context, but in context Ruth is saying it to her ''mother-in-law''. They did evidently have [[HeterosexualLifePartners a very close relationship]], but ([[LesYay probably?]]) not ''that'' close.
27th Jun '16 4:35:34 PM piraml
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* AdaptationExpansion: The 1960 Hollywood version briefly shoehorns the basic elements of the Bible account into a new tale of espionage, child sacrifice, and escape from slavery.
9th Aug '14 3:47:28 PM Silverblade2
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** ...in the Christian ordering, anyway. In the Jewish canonical ordering, Ruth is with the other literary books, in a totally different section of the Bible than Judges.

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** ...in the Christian ordering, anyway. In the Jewish canonical ordering, Ruth is with the other literary books, in a totally different section of the Bible than Judges.
29th Jun '14 6:43:35 PM Jeduthun
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The bit about Ruth uncovering Boaz's feet while he slept as part of getting him to marry her. Biblical scholars debate that Ruth did more than just expose Boaz's feet that night. But because this is the good romantic story in the Bible, Boaz puts a stop to it. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He still lets her stay the night]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The bit about Ruth uncovering Boaz's feet while he slept as part of getting him to marry her. Biblical scholars debate that Ruth did more than just expose Boaz's feet that night. But because this is the good romantic story in the Bible, Boaz puts a stop to it. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He still lets her stay the night]]night.]]


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* LoopholeAbuse: There's another relative who's more legally eligible to marry Ruth than Boaz is, and is keen to acquire the property that would come with the marriage. Boaz figures out a way around this by persuading him it would be bad for his estate.


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* MeaningfulRename: After Naomi's husband and sons die, she tells her friends to call her "Mara," meaning "bitterness."


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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Boaz had something of a legal obligation to marry Ruth, but there's little doubt they were genuinely in love.


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* UnusualEuphemism: There are those who say that when Ruth uncovered Boaz's "feet", she was actually uncovering... a different body part.
10th Jun '14 1:15:52 PM Moviefish
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The bit about Ruth uncovering Boaz's feet while he slept as part of getting him to marry her. Biblical scholars debate that Ruth did more than just expose Boaz's feet that night. But because this is the good romantic story in the Bible, Boaz puts a stop to it. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He still lets her stay the night, though]].
** Not necessarily though, some biblical scholars argue [[OutOfCharacterMoment otherwise]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The bit about Ruth uncovering Boaz's feet while he slept as part of getting him to marry her. Biblical scholars debate that Ruth did more than just expose Boaz's feet that night. But because this is the good romantic story in the Bible, Boaz puts a stop to it. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He still lets her stay the night, though]].
** Not necessarily though, some biblical scholars argue [[OutOfCharacterMoment otherwise]]
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31st May '14 8:53:15 PM Parable
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* ChekhovsGunman: It's only at the end of her story do we find out Ruth's significance; she's David's great-grandmother.
** And thus for Christians, the ancestor of Joseph married to Mary the mother of Jesus.

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* ChekhovsGunman: It's only at the end of her story do we find out Ruth's significance; she's David's great-grandmother.
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great-grandmother. And thus for Christians, the ancestor of Joseph married to Mary the mother of Jesus.
31st May '14 8:51:41 PM Parable
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* BabiesEverAfter: The ending.

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* BabiesEverAfter: The ending. And these are some pretty important babies too, since Ruth is the ancestor of David, and subsequently, an ancestor of Jesus.
15th May '14 11:34:49 AM Moviefish
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** Not necessarily though, some biblical scholars argue [[OutOfCharacterMoment otherwise]]
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