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Ruth: (a) (10th century BCE) A Moabite princess who married the son of Naomi and Elimelech. After her husband died, she followed her mother-in-law to Israel and converted to Judaism. She then married Boaz, and they are the antecedents of King David. (b) A common Jewish name.
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Question: How was it that Naomi's two sons married non-Jewish Moabite women? From what I've read, it seems that Ruth only converted to Judaism after her husband died. Answer: The biblical commentaries discuss the question that you ask, and they suggest di...
Ruth of biblical fame was originally a Moabite princess. She later converted to Judaism and was the ancestress of King David, and ultimately, the Messiah. The Torah is not a historical record; it only contains facts that teach us something. Indeed, the wo...
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