History Literature / BookOfRuth

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]]
27th Mar '14 8:25:19 AM wittylibrarian
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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]].
17th Mar '14 6:16:59 PM Tuckerscreator
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* BrokenBird: Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law. When moving back to Israel, she tells the other women to not call her Naomi (meaning "pleasant") but Mara (meaning "bitter".) Luckily, her spirit recovers after Ruth's marriage and her gaining a grandson.
17th Mar '14 6:13:20 PM Tuckerscreator
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* BatmanGambit: How Boaz ensures he'll marry Ruth, and not the nearer kinsman redeemer. When bringing up the topic with him, Boaz mentions only the land to be reclaimed, and leaves out the detail about also marrying Ruth until the other redeemer agrees. Once the man hears about the sudden marriage detail, he suddenly backs out for fear of endangering the ownership of his property.

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* BatmanGambit: How Boaz ensures he'll marry Ruth, and not the nearer kinsman redeemer. When bringing up the topic with him, Boaz mentions only the land to be reclaimed, and leaves out the detail about also marrying Ruth until the other redeemer agrees. Once the man hears about the sudden marriage detail, he suddenly promptly backs out for fear of endangering the ownership of his property.
3rd Mar '14 1:44:23 PM kchishol
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* TomatoSurprise: Ruth, a foreign born woman, is the grandmother of [[spoiler:David, Israel's greatest king]].

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* TomatoSurprise: Ruth, a foreign born woman, is the grandmother Great-Grandmother of [[spoiler:David, Israel's greatest king]].
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