Most of the important people in the Hebrew Scriptures are men. An interesting exception to this is David’s grandmother, Ruth. She is portrayed as a courageous and resourceful woman who perseveres in overcoming personal tragedy. In many ways Ruth offers us a model of how to live a faithful life. From a literary perspective, the story of Ruth is one of the best written narratives in all of scripture.
During the Epiphany season, we will be reading and reflecting on this amazing story. Please join us for an hour of lively discussion and fellowship. All Saint’s Bible Study group meets in the library on Wednesday mornings at 10:30.
Session 1 January 17 Genesis 19 The legend of the origin of the
Moabite and Ammonite tribes
Session 2 January 24 Ruth 1 Where you go I will go;
where you lodge, I will lodge;
your people shall be my people;
and your God my God.
Session 3 January 31 Ruth 2 Ruth said to Boaz, “Why have I
found favor in your sight, that you
should take notice of me, when I
am a foreigner?”
Session 4 February 7 Ruth 3 Boaz said to Ruth, “May you be
blessed by the Lord my daughter.”
Session 5 February 14 Ruth 4 Boaz said to the elders and all
the people, “Today you are
witnesses that I have acquired
from the hand of Naomi . . . Ruth
the Moabite, the wife of Mahlon
to be my wife.”