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Ruth (given name, Hebrew: רוּתRut - in modern Hebrew accent) is a common female given name. It comes from Ruth the Moabite in the Book of Ruth, from the Hebrew for "compassion". Ruth can also refer to:

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English

Etymology

From Ruth the Moabite, of uncertain origin, possibly Hebrew "companion". Also associated with the English noun ruth by Puritans.

Proper noun

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Ruth

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Ruth

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  1. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. (Biblical) Ruth the Moabite, around whom the text centers.
  3. A female given name, rarely used by non-Jews in the Middle Ages. Taken into regular use by Puritans .

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Ruth 1:16
    And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or 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.
  • 1982 Anne Tyler, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Fawcett Columbine , 1996, ISBN 0449911594, page 134
    He pictured the woman as dark and Biblical, because of her name: Ruth. Shadowed eyes and creamy skin. Torrents of loose black hair.

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Danish

Proper noun

Ruth

  1. (Biblical) Ruth.
  2. A female given name.

Dutch

Proper noun

Ruth

  1. The eighth book of the Bible.

Estonian

Proper noun

Ruth

  1. A female given name of biblical origin, variant of Rutt.

German

Proper noun

Ruth

  1. (Biblical) Ruth.
  2. A female given name.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Ruth

  1. A female given name, the usual modern spelling of Rut.

Swedish

Proper noun

Ruth

  1. A female given name, an alternative spelling of Rut.

Reuta


Bible wiki

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Template:Genealogy

Meaning: a friend

A Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father, Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law, who refused to leave her, to Bethlehem, the old home from which Elimelech had migrated. There she had a rich relative, Boaz, to whom Ruth was eventually married. She became the mother of Obed, the grandfather of David. Thus Ruth, a Gentile, is among the maternal progenitors of Jesus (Mt 1:5).

The story of "the gleaner Ruth illustrates the friendly relations between the good Boaz and his reapers, the Jewish land system, the method of transferring property from one person to another, the working of the Mosaic law for the relief of distressed and ruined families; but, above all, handing down the unselfishness, the brave love, the unshaken trustfulness of her who, though not of the chosen race, was, like the Canaanitess Tamar (Gen 38:29; Mt 1:3) and the Canaanitess Rahab (Mt 1:5), privileged to become the ancestress of David, and so of 'great David's greater Son'" (Ruth 4:18ff).


See also: Book of Ruth

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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