Welcome to part three of our four part series on the book of Ruth. Together we will explore chapter three. This chapter discusses the events that occurred when Ruth made herself known depot as there is debate about exactly how Ruth made herself notable as it would have been unusual for a woman to enter a man’s tent without his consent, especially in the middle of the night. Regardless of what actually happened pose was pleased to meet Ruth in this manner. 13 remain this night and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good, let him redeem you. But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you as the Lord lives lie down until morning. If boas took Ruth to be his wife after the night they were together, then Ruth would have been considered redeemed. She would have a place to live. Naomi told Ruth that if she were not redeemed, then Naomi would continue to find a husband for Ruth. courtships. between men and women did not occur in ancient times. Men and women rarely interacted with each other. marriages were arranged using professional matchmakers. marriages were arranged between the parents of the bride and groom. dot three wash yourself therefore and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. during harvest time. The owner of a field would sleep on the threshing floor to protect his wheat. Wheat was scarce and was very valuable. a bed of straw or wheat was used for sleep. Since the phrase uncovered his feet is in the Hebrew text, the rabbi’s interpreted that Ruth was performing a sexual act. The reason for this is because in other places in the Scripture, the phrase I’m sorry covering her nakedness means to have sexual relations. This interpretation explains why Beau was was happy to see Ruth when the culture of the day demanded that women and men sleep in separate areas except for a married couple. It is possible that Ruth did uncover Boaz his feet and lay their bow as his covering would have reached his feet. The targum says that Boaz had the desire to take Ruth but resist it in the same manner that Joseph did when he was approached in Egypt. It would not have been ethical for Boaz to take Ruth. Thoughts on Ruth chapter three, courage, Ruth was courageous because she laid it glasses feet, the custom of the day kept men and women separated to cross that cultural line was very difficult to do. Therefore, it shows that we’ve had courage. It is possible to say that since Ruth was a multibyte that the custom of men and women being separate was unknown to her. Ruth had to catch class’s attention, and she did that Ruth was a widow and needed her husband. Her livelihood and survival depended upon That. So we’ve gathered the courage to go to bow as this brings us to the end of part three of our four part series on the book of Ruth. God bless and we hope to see you in Episode Four shalom.