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  1. Ruth (biblical figure) Portrait of a woman as Ruth ( c. 1853) by Francesco Hayez. Ruth ( / ruːθ /; Hebrew: רוּת, Modern: Rūt, Tiberian: Rūṯ) is the person after whom the Book of Ruth is named. She was a Moabite woman who married an Israelite, Mahlon. After the death of all the male members of her family (her husband, her father-in-law ...

  2. Jan 2, 2024 · Ruth, biblical character, a woman who after being widowed remains with her husband’s mother. The story is told in the Book of Ruth, part of the biblical canon called Ketuvim, or Writings. Ruth’s story is celebrated during the Jewish festival of Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, 50 days after Passover.

  3. Dec 23, 2018 · According to the biblical Book of Ruth, Ruth was a Moabite woman who married into an Israelite family and eventually converted to Judaism. She is the great-grandmother of King David and hence an ancestor of the Messiah. Ruth Converts to Judaism

  4. Jan 16, 2024 · On its face, the Book of Ruth is a short self-contained story, unconnected to the narrative sequence from Genesis through Kings. The tale begins not in Israel or Judah but in Moab, where the Israelite Naomi and her husband, Elimelech, and her two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, went during a famine in Judah.

  5. Sep 27, 2022 · Updated September 27, 2022 Bible Articles Video Audio Who was Ruth in the Bible? Ruth was the great-grandmother of King David and the daughter-in-law of Naomi. She said the well-known words, "Whither thou goest, I will go" ( Ruth 1:16 KJV ).

  6. › articles › ruthRuth - Bible Odyssey

    Salvador Dali Did You Know? Ruth is one of just two women (along with Esther) in the Hebrew Bible who have books named after them. She is one of four if we include the books of Susanna and Judith. Ruth was an ancestor of both King David and Jesus. The name Ruth puns on the Hebrew word for “friend” or “companion.”

  7. Ruth’s name provides the title for the Book of Ruth, probably a piece of historical fiction set in the time of the judges. Ruth is a Moabite woman who marries a Judean immigrant named Mahlon (1:1–4; 4:10). Upon his death she becomes a childless widow who chooses to accompany her mother-in-law, Naomi, to Judah.