Chapter 12 – Ruth


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Name the author of the book of Ruth.
  • Identify to whom the book of Ruth was written.
  • State the purpose for the book of Ruth.
  • Write the Key Verses of the book of Ruth from memory.
  • State the Life and Ministry Principle for the book of Ruth.


AUTHOR: Unknown
TO WHOM: Israel
PURPOSE: Written as part of the historical record of Israel to illustrate the concern of God for all people. It also illustrates the kinsman-redeemer relationship of Jesus Christ.
KEY VERSES: Ruth 1:16-17
LIFE AND MINISTRY PRINCIPLE: God can turn bitterness to blessing.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Naomi (Mara), Elimelech, Mahlon, Chilion, Orpha, Ruth, Boaz, an unnamed kinsman.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.