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This one hundred-year period includes a great deal of material and marks a shift from life under the judges to life under kings.  The familiar stories of Eli and Samuel span this period—Eli serving as a priest and judge at Shiloh at the beginning, and Samuel serving as judge and prophet at the end.  Nine […]

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Ruth’s Resolve

“Entreat me not to leave thee” These words were wrung from the young widow’s heart; Ruth would not from Naomi’s ways depart For in her household she had learned to fear Jehovah, Israel’s God, in covenant sphere. No more would she bow down to idol god; She’d leave her fam’ly, to take root abroad. Her […]

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Goodness

 “… for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.” Ruth 3:11   Tucked between the saber rattling of the Book of Judges and the power and panoply of the six books about the kings of Israel lies the quiet little Book of Ruth. It consists in its entirety […]

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Ruth

THE BOOK OF RUTH LESSON I. The author of this book of Ruth is un­known, and the time when it was written is likewise unknown. But the time when the events recorded in it took place is indicated to us in the very first words of the book. It was the time of the Judges. […]

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Judges – Ruth

OUTLINE XXVIII (Judges 20:1-7) “A Cancer in Israel” Introduction:  “The words of the Lord are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times,” Ps. 12:6.  We had better get this text before our minds at once before we approach the shocking and so-called “unrefined” matters with which this scripture deals. […]

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