Naomi Entreating Ruth and Opra to Return to the Land of Moab BLAKE
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1795-William-Blake-Naomi-entreating-Ruth-Orpah.jpg for the source of the above photograph of the painting.
Ruth and Boaz FABRITIUS (1660)
See http://www.lib-art.com/artgallery/26967-ruth-and-boaz-fabritius-barent.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.
Ruth and Boaz POUSSIN (1660-1664)
See http://www.abcgallery.com/P/poussin/poussin106.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.
Boaz Casting Barley into Ruth’s Veil REMBRANDT (1645)
See http://www.rembrandtonline.org/Boaz-Casting-Barley-into-Ruth’s-Veil-c.-1645-large.html for the source of the above photograph of the line drawing.
It might be interesting to some that Ruth was not a Jew, but rather a Moabite (a modern Palestinian?) through whom Matthew traces Jesus’ lineage. It is also interesting to me that Matthew also links Jesus’ lineage through Joseph, although the notion of immaculate conception would deny that lineage through Joseph but would circumvent Joseph by an act of God. As I view it, it is an example of the inclusion of all in “God’s family,” who will be known, not by acclamation of “Father, Father,” but by their works.
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