SUMMARY OF RUTH 1:2-5
The man’s name was Elimelech, his was was Naomi, and his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion fro Bethlehem who lived in Moab. Elimelech died, and the two sons got married to Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. Both sons died, and Naomi was alone.
QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 1:2-5
6 ) We learn their names, and that all died in Moab except Naomi, the wife.
7 ) Marriage signals fullness and joy. Death symbolizes emptiness and sorrow.
8 ) “Why?” is the first question most ask. Then it’s a matter of pressing on to discover the why.
CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 1:2-5
The author of Ruth sets this story up beautifully, so that we have to keep reading. Family moves; men die. Now what? This story is ripe with possibilities, and it will be fun to see it unfold!