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Since Boaz is taken by many (if not most) to be a figure of Christ and Ruth as a figure of the Church and since the man with one shoe is taken to be a figure of (some say) the first covenant or the legal rule as such, it does matter if there is thought to be ambiguity in regard to the issue of the shoe. Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for ...


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The one who is relinquishing his right to the property being transferred gives a sandal to the purchaser. Pulpit Commentary one several commentaries found on the verse at bible hub says Verse 7. - And this was formerly a custom in Israel, on occasion of surrendering rights of kinship, or of selling and buying land, in order to confirm any matter; a man ...


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