Then he said to the closest relative Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab has to sell the piece of land which belong to our brother elimelech. So I thought to inform you saying, buy it before those who are sitting here and before the elders of my people, if you will redeem it, redeem it, but if not, tell me that I may no put there is no one but you to redeem it and I am after you and he’s said I will redeem it. What does it mean to redeem the land to redeem the land is to purchase it, though as one of the land purchase so that it stayed inside of the family. Then blast said, on the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also acquire Ruth, the Moabite us the widow of the deceased in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance. What does first five mean? The person who purchases the land from Naomi had to take with us his wife. Their children would be Ruth first husbands children so that any inherited land would stay within the family. The gates of the city were the place to gather and talk. The judges for the city would be at the gate and any disputes were brought before them. But as gathered 10 men who were his relatives to talk to them about what he should do with Naomi and Ruth. Why did boas remove a shoe in verse seven in the Near East when the hand of a girl was sodden marriages The father was willing to give her a marriage, he would say, I will make her a pair of shoes and place her under your feet. fought on chapter four of the book of Ruth. As Bo as contemplated marrying Ruth, he did not forget his cultural obligations. It was important that a child was born to Ruth so that the inheritance of her dead husband would stay inside of the family. Family obligations were very important to the people living in ancient days. The land each person received was a gift from the Lord. He promised the people of the land therefore, the people considered the land sacred. And it was mandatory that the Torah laws about inheritance be obeyed. reflections, chapter four, Ruth. Sometimes it is clear that people today are not as concerned about Family honor and inheritance. Children move away from parents because they do not like the area in which their parents lived, or the need to move because of employment. In ancient times a nuclear family stay together. Taking care of the family is a primary task of the Hebrew people.