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A very short section of the Bible, whose author is anonymous. Ruth, a Moabite, accompanies her mother-in-law to Bethlehem. Because they are very poor, Ruth goes to work for her mother-in-law's rich kinsman Boaz (Ruth 2:1). Boaz treats her with kindness and eventually marries her. It's kind of romantic if you can get past the language, and perhaps the abruptness: So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son. (Ruth 4:13). It ends with a burst of begats (Ruth 4:18-22) that produce (eventual King) David.

Judges | 1 Samuel

This is part of a series of original summations of the Old Testament by me, Lord Brawl, prepared on Sundays as a nod toward the faith of my youth.