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Boaz and Ruth’s Nocturnal Vigil-in-the-Dark

Megillat Rut in Depth: Chapter 3, Lesson 10

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Boaz and Ruth’s Nocturnal Vigil-in-the-Dark : Megillat Rut in Depth: Chapter 3, Lesson 10

Having delineated his protracted position, Boaz’s immediate concern is for Ruth’s safety. He asks her to spend the night in the security of the threshing grounds. Yet despite his stated intentions, the moratorium leaves her unsure with lingering doubts about his true intentions. Jumping to his feet, he gives his solemn word: “this is the last night you will be single.” Then, resisting powerful temptation, our hero remains celibate as they wait out the long, dark night together. Ultimately, this vigil serves as a metaphor for our nation’s dark and lengthy exiles.
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Tiffany U.S.A. April 19, 2021

This was very helpful to me in understanding the relationship between Boaz and Ruth. I've heard so many interpretations but this gives me a better view into how the relationship unfolded. Reply

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