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(cp Ru , 22, Mt 1:1, 5, 6) Although you may not concur with all of Boaz's character traits listed below (or you may have additional traits), certainly it is clear that the writer in Ruth 2 is painting a poignant picture of a passionate pursuer of Jehovah and one that all men whether single (and dating/courting) or married, would do well to emulate and imitate (cp He -note) in their interpersonal relationship with the "Ruth" God has brought into their life.
In the first five verses of the book, ten years whizzed by.
(Ruth 2:1-16: One Fine Day) Kinsman (04129)(moda from yadah = to know) is not the Hebrew word Goel (word study) (kinsman redeemer) but the Hebrew noun moda or "mowda" which means simply a relative (used of Boaz once more in Ruth 3:2) and is derived from the Hebrew verb yada which means to know.
Young's Literal translation conveys the meaning of the root word (to know someone) referring to Boaz as merely an "acquaintance." (Ru 2:1YLT) It denotes the person with whom one is intimately acquainted and thus one’s near relation.
As King Solomon was building God's Temple in Jerusalem, he "erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz." (2Chr , 1Ki ) Boaz appears like a bright ray of light piercing through the dark cloud of bitterness hanging over Naomi and this little ray of sunshine is going to grow bigger and bigger as the story unfolds.
In this chapter the mercy of God becomes so obvious that even Naomi will recognize it.