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Ruth 4.1-12

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Redeem: buying and selling.
Either Naomi has land or needs to sell it.
Deut:
Deut:

Laws Concerning Levirate Marriage

5 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead man shall not be married outside the family to a stranger. Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her as his wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 And the first son whom she bears shall succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. 7 And if the man does not wish to take his brother’s wife, then his brother’s wife shall go up to the gate to the elders and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to perpetuate his brother’s name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of a husband’s brother to me.’ 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him, and if he persists, saying, ‘I do not wish to take her,’ 9 then his brother’s wife shall go up to him in the presence of the elders and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face. And she shall answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’ 10 And the name of his house shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal pulled off.’

Nehemiah

4 And in Jerusalem lived certain of the sons of Judah and of the sons of Benjamin. Of the sons of Judah: Athaiah the son of Uzziah, son of Zechariah, son of Amariah, son of Shephatiah, son of Mahalalel, of the sons of Perez; 5 and Maaseiah the son of Baruch, son of Col-hozeh, son of Hazaiah, son of Adaiah, son of Joiarib, son of Zechariah, son of the Shilonite. 6 All the sons of Perez who lived in Jerusalem were 468 valiant men.

Kinsmen:
Restoration of people, property and prestige.
“Operation Seal the Deal”
Ruth parallels Tamar: Both making daring moves to continue a family line.
Both Ruth and Tamar belong to the lineage of Jesus.
Boaz only brings up Naomi selling a piece of land.
Boaz only brings up Naomi selling a piece of land.
Trust God cares
Sandal Transfer: What’s up with that? What’s comprisable to todays agreement?
“Operation Seal the Deal”
Ruth parallels Tamar: Both making daring moves to continue a family line.
Both Ruth and Tamar belong to the lineage of Jesus.
Boaz comes from Judah: Perez is invoked
Ruth comes from an incestuous relationship between Lot and one of his daughters. See .
vss.1-2:
Vs. 1: Boaz sits down at gate just at the time when the guardian-redeemer came along… ‘chance chanced.’
Gate: like town hall and courthouse gathering place.
Archeological digs of Israelite towns: gate area: courtyard lined with benches… “In effect convening a court of law.” NIB
Boaz ‘goes up’ as opposed to down. This is a passage about Boaz now!
Both NIV and ESV say, ‘my friend.’
vss. 2-4: Part I
4:4: “I though I would uncover your ear...” Linkage between the uncovering of Ruth for redemption and now the uncover the issue of the land...
Difficult to suggest that So-and-So has the right to first refusal or an obligation to buy…
The meaning: Naomi is about to sell land.
Boaz presents to So-and-So a ‘double financial burden’. “But in doing this he must have had some law or custom behind him, for the kinsman raised no objection.”
NIV: OR, he just doesn’t want to deal with the complexity of it all.
Land is important because it always ought to stay in the family line. If a man even sells his land, he has the right to buy it back when he has enough money. : “For the land is mind’ for ye are strangers and sojourners with me...” “A family’s right to its own land was inalienable.” Morris
Land is important because it always ought to stay in the family line. If a man even sells his land, he has the right to buy it back when he has enough money. : “For the land is mind’ for ye are strangers and sojourners with me...” “A family’s right to its own land was inalienable.” Morris
“The audience is supposed to think, ‘Aha!’ What a clever (and unexpected) solution to both widows’ problems!” Cundall and Morris
Judges and Ruth: An Introduction and Commentary d. Boaz Redeems Ruth the Moabitess (4:1–12)

If this is so then Boaz is saying that Ruth also has a stake in this field, and since she is the widow of a childless kinsman this involves marrying her to raise up a child for the deceased as well as treating it as a property matter.

Things get complicated: If Boaz has a child with Ruth, than that first child would have the rights to the land, but it’s already owned by So-and-So, and he doesn’t want to deal with all that mess!
Things get complicated: If Boaz has a child with Ruth, than that first child would have the rights to the land, but it’s already owned by So-and-So, and he doesn’t want to deal with all that mess!
Redemptive mess: marriage?? How can someone like Ruth serve as someone God uses for our redemption?
Vs. 5: I’ll redeem the land. No problem.
Part II: Boaz reveals the girl!
vs. 6: ESVSB: “Apparently he was concerned that any son born to him and Ruth would share the inheritance already planned for his present children.”
Things get complicated: If Boaz has a child with Ruth, than that first child would have the rights to the land, but it’s already owned by So-and-So, and he doesn’t want to deal with all that mess!
vs. 6: ESVSB: “Apparently he was concerned that any son born to him and Ruth would share the inheritance already planned for his present children.”
He CANNOT redeem rather than I will not.
Son will inherit the land, not him! “It would mar his inheritance.”
vs. 11: ESV: May you act worthily: Same word for Boaz and same word Boaz uses for Ruth.
Sandal Transfer: What’s up with that? What’s comprisable to todays agreement?
vs. 11: Deal done! Verbal pronouncement seals the deal.
“Operation Seal the Deal”
Both Ruth and Tamar belong to the lineage of Jesus.
vs. 11: Deal done! Verbal pronouncement seals the deal.
“Operation Seal the Deal”
Ruth is redeemed, aka ‘aquired’ from Boaz!
Trusting God is at work when you can’t see him
Word study software: Usually, God, Jesus, something! This week, nothing...
For Next Week:
Start with Judah and Tamar
Boaz
Then Lot and his Daughter
Ruth
So and so: Very different than the movie!
For :
For :
Family Tree:
Jesus broken Family Tree:
Boaz comes from Judah: Perez is invoked
Ruth comes from an incestuous relationship between Lot and one of his daughters. See .
Ruth parallels Tamar: Both making daring moves to continue a family line.
Both Ruth and Tamar belong to the lineage of Jesus.
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