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People: Boaz

Boaz

Husband of Ruth and great-grandfather of David.

Background

Boaz was a wealthy farmer of Bethlehem. He befriended Ruth, the Moabite woman who was the daughter-in-law of one of his relatives. Eventually Ruth and Boaz were married. The child born to them was the grandfather of David and ancestor of Jesus.

AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus