- Ruth was a young woman from Moab who married one of Naomi's son. After Naomi lost her husband, Ruth cared for her mother-in-law. She is remembered for her kindness and generosity.
- This part of Ruth's story is found throughout the book of Ruth.
- Ruth appears in our Babble.on, Ballyhoo! 2by2 games and Bible Belles games.
- Ruth appears in our Babble.on, Ballyhoo! and 2by2 games; and will appear in our Bible Belles game.
- Naomi, her husband Elimelech, and their two sons moved to Moab because of a famine. Her sons married local women. After all the men died, Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth decided to move back to Judah. Naomi still had some relatives there who could help her. Her other daughter-in-law Orpah decided to stay in Moab.
- This part of Ruth's story is found in Ruth, chapter 1, verses 3 to 22.
- People who were forced to move are also found in the stories of Abraham's great trek, Daniel's exile in Babylon and Baby Jesus' escape to Egypt.
- Naomi appears in our Ballyhoo! game; and will appear in our Bible Belles game.
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- Farmer Boaz saw how Ruth cared for her mother-in-law. To reward her kindness, he instructed his workers to leave some sheaves of barley around the edges of the fields for Ruth to gather. This meant that she had enough grain to grind into flour to make bread.
- This part of Ruth's story is found in Ruth, chapter 2, verses 1 to 23.
- Barley, wheat and other crops are also found in the stories of Joseph's dream about his brothers, Pharaoh's dream of famine, Samson's revenge with the foxes and Jesus' parable of the Sower.
- Barley appears in our 2by2 game.
- Ruth and Boaz married, and they had a baby boy called Obed. Granny Naomi helped them look after the child. Obed had a son called Jesse, who was the father of David; so Ruth was King David's great-granny.
- This part of Ruth's story is found in Ruth, chapter 4, verses 13 to 22.
- Special babies are also found in the stories of Hannah and Samuel, Sarah and Isaac, Elizabeth and John and, of course, Mary and Jesus.
- Babies will appear in our Festive 2by2 game.