The New Student's Reference Work/Ruth

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Ruth, a young Moabitess, who, after the death of her Hebrew husband, Mahlon, for the sake of her mother-in-law Naomi, came to settle in Bethlehem. There she became the wife of a near kinsman, Boaz, and the mother of Obed, grandfather of King David. The story is told in Ruth, and is placed “in the days when the judges judged,” about a century before the time of David.