The Book Of Ruth
Chapter 2:4-7
"Gleaners in Boaz's Field"

 

Chapter 2:4-7
"Gleaners in Boaz's field"

J. Deering, AncientPath.net

 


RUTH 2:4-7

1. Master Study

2. Visualized Text

3. Outline With Text

4. Reference Materials

5. Questions


 

Visualized Text and Questions Only
(Answers are in the Master Study section)

 


 

THE VISUALIZED TEXT (NASB)  (conjunctions & prepositions (and other important words) underlined, words not in original text in italics)  (alternate text in purple)

 

(2:4)
Now

    behold,

        Boaz

            came

                from Bethlehem and

                    said

                        to the reapers,

                            "May the LORD be with you."

And

    they said

        to him,

            "May the LORD bless you."

  1. What does the word "Now" indicate to you?
     

  2. Why use the word "behold"?
     

  3. Who is Boaz?
     

  4. Why state that Boaz came from Bethlehem, doesn't this story take place in Bethlehem?
     

  5. Look up the word "reaper" in a Bible Dictionary and in a Strong's Exhaustive Concordance (if you have one). Check the Hebrew meaning of the word, what does it mean?
     

  6. How does Boaz greet his field workers?
     

  7. How does his field workers address Boaz?
     

  8. What does this indicate to you?
     

  9. What is the difference between "May the LORD be with you," and "May the LORD bless you"?
     

  10. What does LORD in all capitals mean?
     

  11. What is a "blessing"?


 

(2:5)

Then

    Boaz said

        to his servant
            who was in charge of (Lit., who was appointed over) the reapers,
            "Whose young woman is this?"

  1. What does the use of the word "Then" indicate?
     

  2. Who does Boaz address?
     

  3. Whose servant is this?
     

  4. What is her job?
     

  5. What does Boaz mean by asking "Whose young woman is this?"
     

  6. How old do you think Ruth is?


 

(2:6)

And

    the servant

        in charge of (Lit., who was appointed over)

            the reapers

                answered and said,
                    "She is the young Moabite woman
                        who returned

                            with Naomi
                            from the land

                                of Moab."

  1. What does the use of the word "And" indicate?
     

  2. Whose Servant?
     

  3. What does it mean to be in "charge"?
     

  4. What is the name of the young Moabite woman?
     

  5. Why bring up the fact that she is Moabite?
     

  6. Who is Naomi?
     

  7. Can you tell the story of Chapter 1 without looking there?Where is the land of Moab?


 

(2:7)

"And

    she said,
        'Please
        let me glean and gather

            after the reapers
            among the sheaves.'
Thus

    she

        came and has remained
            from the morning until now;
    she

        has been sitting

            in the house

            for a little while."

  1. What is the importance of the word "And" here?
     

  2. Who is the "she" that said "Please"?
     

  3. Why is she asking permission to glean?
     

  4. What does it mean to glean and gather?
     

  5. What are "reapers"?
     

  6. What does it mean to be "among" the sheaves?
     

  7. What are "sheaves"?
     

  8. What is the importance of the word "Thus"?
     

  9. Who came and has remained?
     

  10. What does it indicate that Ruth remained from morning till now?
     

  11. Where is she at the end of the verse?
     

  12. Why was she there?
     

  13. How long had she been there?


RUTH 2:4-7

1. Master Study

2. Visualized Text

3. Outline With Text

4. Reference Materials

5. Questions


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