we remembered a Bible story featuring this extremely subject. Thus I went right back and took a review of the guide of Ruth, one of many shortest books both in Christian and Jewish Scripture.
An Israelite family emigrates from Bethlehem to the nearby country of Moab during a famine. After her spouse dies, Naomi is kept with two sons, whom marry two Moabite women, Ruth and Orpah. Then both of Naomi’s sons die.
Naomi intends to come back to Bethlehem, in Israel, but she tells her widowed daughters-in-law to return to their Moabite homes and remarry before she leaves. Naomi is not wanting to deliver them away for selfish reasons but that she is too old to remarry and doesn’t want to be a burden on the younger women because she knows. They insist upon going along with her anyhow. Naomi requests them never to follow her, and Orpah finally departs; but Ruth remains together with her, vowing, “Where you get, i shall go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your individuals will be my individuals, as well as your Jesus, my Jesus. In which you die, i shall die, and here i shall be hidden” (Ruth 1:16-17).
Naomi and Ruth come back to Bethlehem at barley-harvest time. No money is had by them, therefore Ruth would go to work with the areas gathering the grain left out by the harvesters. Ruth does not understand it yet, but she is actually doing work in the areas of Boaz, a family member of Naomi’s dead spouse.