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A Moabitess whose story is told in the Old Testament book of Ruth

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Taking shoes off before closing a deal - is there an history evidence?

In bible (Ruth 4,7) it's written that before closing a deal, it was used that one of the sides took his shoes off: Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and ...
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Ruth 'the wife of Mahlon' or Elimelech? [closed]

Why is Ruth called 'the wife of Mahlon' (Ruth 4:10) whereas in the beginning of the story she is the wife of Elimelech?
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Word Count: Ruth

Do we have a single definitive original text of the book of Ruth? That is, in the original Hebrew / Aramaic? If so, how many words are in the original, and does this make it the shortest book of the ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

I want to ask a question about Ruth the Moabitess and King David. Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall ...
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Why is Ruth's child in the line of Boaz and not Mahlon?

It seems to me that according to this law the first-born child of Boaz and Ruth should have been recorded in the line of Mahlon: If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, ...
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Was Boaz named after the column in the temple?

Was Ruth's husband, Boaz named after the column by the temple of Solomon or vice versa? Or was this a quiescence? Was this a common name for boys? Ruth 2:1 ESV Now Naomi had a relative of her ...