Most Likely to Shoot Their Shot

Season 1 Episode 30

5So Ruth said to her, “I will do everything you say.” 6She went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law had charged her to do. 7After Boaz ate, drank, and was in good spirits, he went to lie down at the end of the pile of barley, and she came secretly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.

8At midnight, Boaz was startled, turned over, and there lying at his feet was a woman! 9So he asked, “Who are you?”

“I am Ruth, your servant,” she replied. “Take me under your wing, for you are a family redeemer.”Ruth 3:5-9 CSB

The entrance to where I stayed in Belize
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Is it proper for a woman to "shoot her shot"? My friends and I have been talking about dating almost nonstop for the past week and while I wish I'd just recorded our conversation, I had to let some of that conversation bleed over in to the podcast. So let's talk about Ruth basically asking Boaz to marry her...

Footnotes and References

  • Ronald L. Eisenberg. "Levirate Marriage". My Jewish Learning; visited August 2019
  • Christopher R. Smith. "Did Ruth seduce Boaz to get him to marry her? (Part 3)". Good Question Blog. February 20, 2013
  • Judah and Tamar - Genesis 38
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