Most Likely To Shoot Their Shot

Season 1
Episode Number
Release Date
August 5, 2019
WomenRuthRelationshipsYearbook Superlatives
Table of Contents
5 So Ruth said to her, “I will do everything you say.”

6 She went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law had charged her to do.

7 After 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.

8 At midnight, Boaz was startled, turned over, and there lying at his feet was a woman!

9 So he asked, “Who are you?”

“I am Ruth, your servant,” she replied. “Take me under your wing, for you are a family redeemer.”


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...

References and Footnotes

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