This passage is a turning point of not only in Joseph’s life, but also in the book of Genesis. In this passage, we see the offspring of Abraham demonstrate how wicked humanity can be and the depravity of even God’s supposed chosen people. However this passage, like all parts of the Old Testament and Bible, should never be read in isolation.
The story of Ruth is a familiar story for all regular readers of scripture and mostly treasured as a example of godly qualities. However, there requires careful thought and analysis on this narrative. Despite its relative shortness, Ruth has attracted many varying criticisms and opinions. This study of Ruth intends to outline the themes and intents of this book and explore more deeply the character of Ruth.