Ruth: study notes

The Book

Plot and Structure 
Plot
Scenes
Speeches 
Structure
Narration
Characters
   Ruth
   Naomi
   Boaz
   Minor Characters
Dialogue
Genre
Historico-Critical Issues

The Parts

Introduction
Verse by Verse
General Comments
1:6-22 - Act One
Introduction
Moab (vv.6-18)
Bethlehem (vv.19-22)
General Comments
2:1-23 - Act Two
Ruth & Naomi (v.1-2)
Ruth in the Fields (vv.3-17)
Naomi & Ruth (vv.18-23)
General Comments
3:1-18 - Act Two
Naomi & Ruth (v.1-5)
Threshing Floor (vv.6-15)
Naomi & Ruth (vv.16-18)
General Comments
4:1-17 - Act Four
At the Town Gate (vv.1-12)
Birth and naming of Obed (vv.13-17)
4:18-22 - Coda

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