BOAZ - THE KINSMAN REDEEMER | Book Of Ruth | Religious Texts


Ruth 3:8-13 KJV And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. 9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. 10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. 12 And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I. 13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning. Ruth 4:9-15 KJV 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. 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. 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. We compare Boaz with Elimelech we find that both lived in Bethlehem. They were related and rich. It appears that they were also both prominent men in Bethlehem. However the comparison ends and they stand out in stark contrast to each other. 1. Elimelech ran from Bethlehem during the famine while Boaz remained and stuck it out. 2. Elimelech appeared to have sold out while Boaz retained his property 3. Elimelech was cursed as a result of his move while Boaz was blessed and respected. 4. Elimelech lost out on everything while Boaz gained everything. 5. Elimelech died lonely in a strange land while Boaz lived with a rich heritage among brethren. According to the Hebrew Scripture, the Kinsman Redeemer was a person who was responsible (or privileged) to act on behalf of a relative who was in need, in trouble or in danger. He was referred to by the term go-el Looking at Boaz and the nearer kinsman we see that both had the ability to redeem and both were qualified to redeem but only Boaz was willing to redeem. Boaz is recognized as a type of our Kinsman Redeemer the Messiah!

force. Matthew 11:28-30 KJV In examination of the scriptures we see a few requirements of the kinsman redeemer: The kinsman redeemer must be: 1. to redeem an object through a payment (Lev_27:13). for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. and I will give you rest. substance.. seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. And he said.How is Boaz described in the book? In Ruth 2:1 môdâ Hebrew for kinsman found one other place as kinswoman (Proverbs 7:4). In Ruth 2:20 Boaz is referred to as qarob and gaal ( go’el). Here it refers to Boaz being related to Naomi through her husband Elimelech. And ye will not come to me. There was only one other nearer but he refused the right to be a redeemer for fear of marring his inheritance! That made Boaz the near kinsman who would redeem! To become a near kinsman was the reason for the incarnation of Jesus. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Qarob means or near. to redeem or buy back a kinsman's possessions (Lev_25:26). this word is used to convey God's redemption of individuals from spiritual death and His redemption of the nation of Israel from Egyptian bondage and also from exile (see Exo_6:6). A NEAR RELATIVE BY BLOOD. valiant. and chayil referring to wealth. Who art thou? And she answered. He became flesh like the brethren. 30 For my yoke is easy. A verb meaning to redeem or act as a kinsman-redeemer. 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures. for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. all ye that labour and are heavy laden. to redeem or buy back from bondage (Lev_25:48). Ruth 3:9 KJV Boaz did not act until Ruth came to his feet and requested him to. Goel according to Strong's occurs 78 times in the KJV and gives the idea of the kinsman redeemer and avenger. Boaz is also here referred to as gibbor meaning mighty. property. I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid. to become touched with the feelings of their infirmities! This qualifies Him to be the near Kinsman! Romans 1:1-4 KJV Paul. which was made of the seed of David according to . Jesus invites but cannot save until we come to Him. of our next kinsmen". a servant of Jesus Christ. called to be an apostle. to identify with the brethren. but then He is able to save to the uttermost those that come to God by Him. to avenge a kinsman's murder (Num_35:19).) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him. and learn of me. that ye might have life. separated unto the gospel of God. Boaz as can be seen in the story is a near kinsman. John 5:39-40 KJV Come unto me. for thou art a near kinsman. and my burden is light.. and family name of his close relative or for executing justice upon his murderer. It appears that Naomi is already speculating on the possibilities of a secure future for Ruth and herself! By Ruth's response to Boaz question we see she is carrying out Naomi's instructions. (Vine's Dictionary) Note Naomi defines him as “. The word means to act as a redeemer for a deceased kinsman (Rth_3:13). Hebrews 7:25 KJV Search the scriptures. Theologically. life. (Word Study Dictionary) Thus the kinsman-redeemer was responsible for preserving the integrity.

of the family of Elimelech. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted. he is able to succour them that are tempted. 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. being in the form of God. 13 And again. 12 Saying. I will declare thy name unto my brethren. A drowning man cannot save another one who’s drowning! Boaz was a free man. 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power. John 1:14 KJV 2. that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. but to minister. a mighty man of wealth. Philippians 2:5-8 KJV Let this mind be in you. And again. Hebrews 7:25 KJV For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted. for whom are all things. which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who. and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man. by the resurrection from the dead: Matthew 20:28 KJV Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto. and was therefore in a unique position to be kinsman redeemer. in debt to no one. and his name was Boaz. to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. in bringing many sons unto glory. and the Word was God. even the death of the cross. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels. seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. crowned with glory and honour. However all his good intentions would be of no avail unless he had the purchase price of redemption? Of this we are already assured! And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's. Hebrews 2:9-18 KJV But we see Jesus. and by whom are all things. thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation. (and we beheld his glory. and became obedient unto death. Hebrews 2:18 KJV For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed. and dwelt among us. he also himself likewise took part of the same. in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. the glory as of the only begotten of the Father. according to the spirit of holiness. 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren. and the Word was with God. and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death. that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God. and to give his life a ransom for many. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood.the flesh.) full of grace and truth. he is able to succour them that are tempted. that is. Behold I and the children which God hath given me. he humbled himself. 10 For it became him. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren. the devil. I will put my trust in him. and took upon him the form of a servant. 2 Timothy 1:12 KJV . In the beginning was the Word. but he took on him the seed of Abraham. ABLE TO REDEEM (possesses the redemption price) Before a kinsman can even hope to redeem someone he must himself be a free man and not a slave. to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. John 1:1 KJV And the Word was made flesh. Ruth 2:1 KJV Is Jesus our Kinsman able to redeem? Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him. that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death.

which are not of this fold: them also I must bring. but I lay it down of . and nation. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me. and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. and careth not for the sheep. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. 16 And other sheep I have. every little detail of her! Her ancestry. The unknown kinsman who was nearer that Boaz refused to be the redeemer after hearing that Ruth came with the package! He did not want to mar his inheritance by raising up seed through the Moabite widow. zealous of good works. according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. saying. in that. and there shall be one fold. that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. and purify unto himself a peculiar people. that I might take it again. seeth the wolf coming. and know my sheep. her itinerary was no mystery to him! But he was willing. Jude 1:24 KJV Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. Thou art worthy to take the book. despising the shame. Hebrews 12:2 KJV Romans 5:6-8 KJV For when we were yet without strength. Revelation 5:9 KJV Take heed therefore unto yourselves. her history. 12 But he that is an hireling. 1 Peter 1:18 KJV And they sung a new song. made of a woman. even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. while we were yet sinners. and to all the flock. and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us. Galatians 4:4-5 KJV Who gave himself for us. to feed the church of God. made under the law. Philippians 3:21 KJV There is one lawgiver. who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross. as silver and gold. and tongue. according to the power that worketh in us. Boaz however did not care! He knew all about Ruth. and one shepherd. and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain. in due time Christ died for the ungodly. and not the shepherd. John 10:11-18 KJV I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. Christ died for us. 18 No man taketh it from me. To redeem them that were under the law. because I lay down my life. that we might receive the adoption of sons. 15 As the Father knoweth me.Who shall change our vile body. He knew her past and her present but he dearly wanted to be a vital part of her future! Jesus was a willing redeemer for the joy that was set before Him. and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 13 The hireling fleeth. and scattereth the sheep. Titus 2:14 KJV Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things. and am known of mine. and leaveth the sheep. over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers. because he is an hireling. which he hath purchased with his own blood. God sent forth his Son. that he might redeem us from all iniquity. whose own the sheep are not. and people. 14 I am the good shepherd. and they shall hear my voice. Ephesians 3:20 KJV But when the fulness of the time was come. Acts 20:28 KJV 3. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred. WILLING TO REDEEM. who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? James 4:12 KJV Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling. from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers.

and in the midst of the elders. and to loose the seven seals thereof. and I have power to take it again. the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb. 9 And they sung a new song. Weep not: behold. and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain. and nation. saying. neither to look thereon. Revelation 5:1-10 KJV And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside. which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. stood a Lamb as it had been slain. and to loose the seals thereof? 3 And no man in heaven. because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book. having every one of them harps. Come. and tongue. nor in earth. And whosoever will. Revelation 22:17 KJV . As our Kinsman Redeemer we have a Savior who became incarnated as flesh and blood to be identified with mankind because of His love for us. in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts. 7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. sealed with seven seals. having seven horns and seven eyes. and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred. 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. This commandment have I received of my Father. 5 And one of the elders saith unto me. I have power to lay it down. the price is paid and the Kinsman is waiting for us to come! And the Spirit and the bride say. and. lo. 8 And when he had taken the book. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice. hath prevailed to open the book. and people. the Root of David. neither to look thereon. And let him that is athirst come. Come. Who is worthy to open the book. neither under the earth. And let him that heareth say. Thou art worthy to take the book. let him take the water of life freely. Being fashioned as a man He paid the ultimate redemption price for us by the shedding of His own Blood! He was willing and able and all it takes is for us to come to His feet and request that He spread His wings over us… to be our redeemer. was able to open the book. 4 And I wept much. the Lion of the tribe of Juda. and golden vials full of odours. The deed is done. 6 And I beheld.myself. which are the prayers of saints.

"I hope all of you are out of the way ’cause I’m coming out now!" The little girl closest to the aisle shouted." But as he did. but he just couldn’t find a scripture to okay it. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Everything still moved like clockwork. "At last." . for just as the choir ended with "Allelujah! Christ arose!" a voice was heard under the church shouting. look at her longingly. but still singing. and stammered. He did all right with that until he began to fall in love with a beautiful co-ed. Without a thought for her fancy heels. "Bible verse. Still in tune and still in step. I have scriptural authority for kissing her good night. At the end of the kiss. "Greet each other with a holy kiss. and then say "Good night. The service took on a special meaning that Sunday. she slipped her foot out of her shoe and continued marching down the aisle. The first man after her spotted the situation and without losing a step. true to his conscience." This went on for several weeks. he realized that the passage dealt more with a church setting than with a dating situation. trying to find some scripture to okay kissing her good night. Not wishing to hold up the whole processional. pulled him toward her." He thought. the next man in line stepped into the open register and disappeared from sight. The choir started its processional. So once again he simply didn’t have a passage of scripture to okay kissing his girl good night. He wanted very much to kiss her. she marched toward the grating that covered that hot air register in the middle of the aisle. chapter and verse to okay his actions. Bible verse. There wasn’t a hitch." But to be sure. holding in his hand the grate with the shoe attached. until finally he came across that passage in Romans that says. But he couldn’t find one. without missing a step." The girl grabbed him a 2nd time. reached down and pulled up her shoe. the Seminary student gasped for air." A legalistic Seminary student wanted to have a scriptural basis for everything he did. the man kept on going down the aisle. and just before kissing him again. That evening he walked her to the dormitory & once again started to bid her "good night. The processional moved with clock-like precision. and planted a 10-second kiss right on his lips. In a flash she realized her predicament. Jesus! We’ll stay out of the way. So. he would simply walk her to the dormitory each night. The last lady was wearing shoes with very slender heels.WE'LL STAY OUT OF THE WAY The Call to Worship had just been pronounced starting Easter Sunday Morning service in an East Texas church. "Come on. He felt he was on solid ground if he could quote Bible book. and all the time he was searching the Bible. but the entire grate came with it! Surprised. he went to his hermeneutics professor to check it out. she grabbed him. After talking with the professor. Suddenly the heel of one shoe sank into the hole in the register grate. singing "Up from the Grave He Arose" as they marched in perfect step down the center aisle to the front of the church. said.

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