The great-grandmother of David.
Ruth was a woman from Moab. She married the son of a woman named Naomi, who had come to Moab from Bethlehem during a time of famine. Both Naomi and Ruth were widowed, and together they returned to Bethlehem. There Ruth was befriended by a man named Boaz. Eventually they were married and had children. Ruth was the great-grandmother of King David and an ancestor of Jesus.
AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus