Introduction to Ruth

5 Nov 2018 Book of Ruth

Name: Ruth

Division: Old Testament

Category: History

Purpose: To show how three people remained strong in character and true to God even when the society around them was collapsing

Book No in BIBLE: 8

In Old Testament: 8

In History: 3

No. of Chapters: 4

No. of Verses: 85

Author: Samuel

Date Written: Approx. 1375 – 1050 BC

Place of Writing: Israel

History Covered: NA

Audience: People of Israel

Ruth Statistics

Based on its weight of 4 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and History. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in History: 249

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Key Verse

And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God (1:16)

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