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chad
Sep 10th 2016, 02:09 AM
Was Boaz married to Naomi and the father of Obed?


(Ruth 4:16 KJV) And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

(Ruth 4:17 KJV) And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.



(Ruth 4:18 KJV) Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,

(Ruth 4:19 KJV) And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,

(Ruth 4:20 KJV) And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,

(Ruth 4:21 KJV) And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,

(Ruth 4:22 KJV) And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

jayne
Sep 10th 2016, 03:03 AM
You skipped some important verses.......9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15


9 And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, of the hand of Naomi.

10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.


Boaz clearly states he is marrying Ruth, but their children will be considered legally her first husband's children - Mahlon, Naomi's son. This a levirate marriage seen before in the Bible and in other pagan cultures.


11 And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses. The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:

12 And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the Lord shall give thee of this young woman.

Rachel and Leah did not build the house of Israel by themselves. They had handmaidens. Rachel took Bilhah's children as her own - remember she said "through Bilhah, I will have children" and "she will bear them on my knees?"


13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son.

14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.

15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.


16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.

17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.

The text clearly says that Ruth bore the child and that Naomi claimed him and became a nurse to him.

chad
Sep 10th 2016, 04:02 AM
Thanks, should have used the NIV instead of the KJV, it is much easier to understand.


(Ruth 4:13 NIV) So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.

(Ruth 4:14 NIV) The women said to Naomi: "Praise be to the LORD, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel!

(Ruth 4:15 NIV) He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth."

(Ruth 4:16 NIV) Then Naomi took the child, laid him in her lap and cared for him.

(Ruth 4:17 NIV) The women living there said, "Naomi has a son." And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.



You skipped some important verses.......9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15



Boaz clearly states he is marrying Ruth, but their children will be considered legally her first husband's children - Mahlon, Naomi's son. This a levirate marriage seen before in the Bible and in other pagan cultures.



Rachel and Leah did not build the house of Israel by themselves. They had handmaidens. Rachel took Bilhah's children as her own - remember she said "through Bilhah, I will have children" and "she will bear them on my knees?"



The text clearly says that Ruth bore the child and that Naomi claimed him and became a nurse to him.

teddyv
Sep 10th 2016, 07:45 PM
Thanks, should have used the NIV instead of the KJV, it is much easier to understand.Now you are just stirring up a hornet's nest! :)

chad
Sep 11th 2016, 02:59 AM
I read both KJV and NIV. More KJV now days because I like going back to the Greek and Hebrew definition of words and finding their meanings. Some verses in the KJV don't make sense, so I go to the NIV. In the book of Ruth, it was easier to understand. I must say though that the KJV also uses the word daughter-in-law, but I missed it both in the NIV and KJV.



Now you are just stirring up a hornet's nest! :)