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Ruth 2:1 , a wealthy Bethlehemite, a descendant of Judah, through whom is traced the regular succession of Jewish kings, Matthew 1:5 . His conduct in the case of Ruth proves him to have been a man of fine spirit and of strict integrity. He admitted the claim which Ruth had upon him as a near kinsman: under the obligations of the Levitical law, he married the poor gleaner, and thus became one of the ancestors of David, and also of David's Son and Lord. He was the father of Obed, Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse of David. The whole narrative is a beautiful picture of the simplicity of the age, when artificial courtesies had not usurped the place of natural and sincere expressions of love.

Boaz was also the name of one of the two brazen pillars which Solomon erected in the porch of the temple, the other being called 1 Kings 7:15,16,21 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Boaz'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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