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HAYDOCK CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT



INTRODUCTION

 

This Book is called Ruth, from the name of the person whose history is here recorded; who, being a Gentile, became a convert to the true faith, and marrying Booz, the great-grandfather of David, was one of those from whom Christ sprang according to the flesh, and an illustrious figure of the Gentile church.  It is thought this book was written by the prophet Samuel.  Ch. --- The Holy Ghost chose that the genealogy of David, and of the Messias, should be thus more clearly ascertained.  Theodoret. --- Christ proceeded from the Gentiles, as well as from the Jews, and his grace is given to both.  W. --- Send forth, 0 Lord, the lamb, the ruler of the earth, from Petra.  Isai. xvi.  This was the capital city of Arabia Petrea, where Ruth is supposed to have lived, (Tostat) being, according to the Chal. &c. the daughter of Eglon, king of Moab.  The Jews also pretend that Booz was the same person as Abesan, the judge.  But it is by no means certain to what period this history belongs.  Usher places it under Samgar, about 120 years after Josue.  C. --- Salien believes that the famine, which obliged Elimelech to leave Bethlehem, happened under Abimelech, and that Noemi returned in the 7th year of Thola, A.C. 1243. This event certainly took place under some of the judges; so that we may consider this book as an appendix to the preceding, like the last chapters, (Judg. xvii. &c.  H.) and a preface to the history of the kings.  C.

 

 








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