Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Is not boaz
Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “
May he be blessed of the Lord who has not withdrawn his kindness to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is our relative, he is one of our closest relatives.”
“When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man.
Her husband’s brother shall go in to her and take her to himself as wife and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her.
For both He who
sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one Father; for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Then Boaz said to Ruth, “
Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but stay here with my maids.
If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.