Characteristics of Boaz mentioned in the text
- rich and prominent: 2:1,5,15; 4:1ff.
"cousin" of Elimelek: 2:1,3,20; 3:2,12
takes an interest in Ruth: 2:5,8-9,14-16,21; 3:11,15
- husband chosen for and by Ruth: 3:1ff.
- respects family loyalty: 2:11; 3:10; 4:9f.
- and himself keeps his word: 3:11,18
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