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Ruth 3:9
... he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near...
Ruth 3:9: thy skirt - Study Note
... but much more often is translated “wing,” as in Ruth 2:12, which speaks of God’s covering wings. The basic idea, of course, is protection and security, which Ruth was requesting for herself and Naomi from their well-to-do...
Deuteronomy 23:1: stones - Study Note
... genealogy of Judah’s illegitimate son Phares to David (Ruth 4:18-22). 23:3 Moabite. This proscription applied specifically to males. Ruth, for example, was a Moabite woman who married an Israelite man and became a proselyte to his faith...
Ezekiel 16:8: spread my skirt over thee - Study Note
... was a common metaphor for taking a woman as wife (compare Ruth 3:9). God thenceforth is pictured in the Old Testament as the “husband” of Israel and her capital at Jerusalem (Isaiah 54:5; Hosea 2:19;...
Impact of the Empty Tomb
... tell that these hardened and callous men were telling the truth, and that the tomb really was empty--not opened up by the disciples but by a mighty angel of God. If they had been skeptical, they would surely have gone to the tomb themselves to...
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