October 18, 2011

Ruth ~ The Great-Grandmother of King David


Some Interesting Facts About Ruth:

1)  She was the Great-Grandmother of King David. 

2)  She was a Moabite, therefore probably a descendant of Lot, Abraham's nephew (Genesis 19:36-37 and Ruth 1:3-4). (Ancient Moab is now within the country of Jordan.)

3)  She is not listed in the current Roman Martyrology, however is still very possibly a saint.

4) The name Ruth means companion, friend, or satisfied.

5) In Matthew's genealogy of Jesus, Ruth is one of the very few ancestresses listed.  (Matthew 1:5)

 

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