So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife
Without any other rites or ceremonies than what are here expressed; for as yet the rites and ceremonies now in use with the Jews F15, in marriages had not obtained: and when he went in unto her; which is a modest expression of the conjugal duty performed him:
the Lord gave her conception;
for this is of God, let the circumstance of the person, as to age, be as it may:
and she bare a son;
at the year's end, as Josephus F16 relates,
F15 Vid. Buxtorf. Synagog. Jud. c. 39. Leo Modena's History of the Rites of the present Jews, part 4. c. 3.
F16 Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 5. c. 9. sect. 4.)