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(a) (10th century BCE) A Moabite princess who married the son of Naomi and Elimelech. After her husband died, she followed her mother-in-law to Israel and converted to Judaism. She then married Boaz, and they are the antecedents of King David. (b) A common Jewish name. (c) Ruth, the Book of: The book of Tanach recounting the story of Ruth's conversion to Judaism and her marriage to Boaz. In many communities it is read on the holiday of Shavuot.


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Entry for 'Ruth'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/r/ruth.html. 2012.

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