The Book Of Ruth
Chapter 3:1-4
"Plan"

Chapter 3:1-4
"Plan"

J. Deering, AncientPath.net


RUTH 3:1-4

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)

(3:1)

Then
    Naomi

         her mother-in-law

         said to her,

             "My daughter,

             shall I not seek security for you,

                 that it may be well with you?

1.      What does the word "Then" imply here?

2.      How much time has passed between the end of chapter 3 and the beginning of Chapter 4?

3.      Where had Ruth been living for this time?

4.      Who is Naomi, and what is her relationship to Ruth?

5.      Why does Naomi now switch from calling Ruth her daughter-in-law to her "daughter"?

6.      What kind of security can indigent Naomi seek for Ruth?


(3:2)

"And

now

      is not Boaz

            our kinsman,

            with whose maids you were?

      Behold,

            he winnows barley

                     at the threshing floor

                               tonight.

1.      What does "And now" mean?

2.      What's so important about this "And Now"?

3.      Who is this Kinsman Redeemer?

4.      Why use a word like "Behold" at the beginning of this next sentence?

5.      Where will Boaz be tonight?

6.      Why will Boaz be at the threshing floor tonight?

7.      When will Boaz be there?


 (3:3)

        "Wash yourself therefore, and

        anoint yourself and

        put on your best clothes, and

        go down to the threshing floor;

                but

                        do not make yourself known to the man

                                until he has finished

                                        eating and

                                        drinking.

Questions and Answers about Ruth 3:3

1.     What does "Wash yourself, anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes" mean?

2.      Why go down to the threshing floor (in the fields)?

3.      Why does Naomi instruct Ruth to hide from him (and everyone else) until he has finished eating and drinking.?

4.      Does the term "eating and drinking" indicate that this is an inappropriate act?


(3:4)

"And

        it shall be when he lies down,

               that

                    you shall notice the place where he lies, and

                    you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down;

                            then

                                    he will tell you what you shall do."

1.      What does the word "And" signify?

2.      What "shall be" when Boaz lies down?

3.      What was Ruth instructed to do?

4.      Why must Ruth take notice of where Boaz lies?

5.      Why uncover Boaz's feet?

6.      What is the importance of telling Ruth that Boaz would know what to do?


RUTH 3:1-4

1. Master Study

2. Visualized Text

3. Outline With Text

4. Reference Materials

5. Questions


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