The Book Of Ruth
Chapter 3:12-14
"Problem"

Chapter 3:12-14
"Problem"

J. Deering, AncientPath.net


RUTH 3:12-14
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)

(3:12)

"And now

          it is true

                   I am a close relative;

however,

                   there is a relative

                             closer than I.

  1. What does "And now" mean?
     

  2. What is true?
     

  3. What does "however" mean?
     

  4. What does Boaz mean by "relative"?
     

  5. What does the law say about who the kinsman-redeemer should be?
     

  6. What are the implications to this statement?


 

(3:13)

          "Remain this night, and

          when morning comes,

                   if he will redeem you, good;

                             let him redeem you.

                             But if he does not wish to redeem you,

                   Then I will redeem you,

                             as the LORD lives.

          Lie down until morning."

  1. What is Boaz's intention in asking Ruth to "Remain this night"?
     

  2. What does "when morning comes" imply?
     

  3. Why does Boaz feel that if the closer redeemer gets Ruth it would good?
     

  4. What happens to a redeemer who does not / or can not fulfill the law?
     

  5. Boaz swears upon the LORD – what do you think about that?
     

  6. Why does Boaz tell her to lie down until morning?


 

(3:14)

So

          She

                   lay     at his feet until morning and

                   rose before one could recognize another;

and

          he said,

                   "Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor."

  1. Why use the word "So" here?
     

  2. Who lay at his feet?
     

  3. What did she do?
     

  4. How long did she do that?
     

  5. When did she get up to leave?
     

  6. Who was Boaz talking to in the last half of the verse?
     

  7. What were Boaz's instructions?
     

  8. Why not be more specific about who that woman was?


RUTH 3:12-14
1. Master Study 2. Visualized Text 3. Outline With Text 4. Reference Materials 5. Questions


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2012-11-20