|Overview - Ruth 3|
|1||By Naomi's instruction.|
|5||Ruth lies at Boaz's feet.|
|8||Boaz acknowledges the right of a kinsman.|
|14||He sends her away with six measures of barley.|
Ruth 3:2 (King James Version)
And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.
- is not Boaz
- 2:20-23 Deuteronomy 25:5 Deuteronomy 25:6 ; Hebrews 2:11-14
- with whose
- Ruth 2:8 Ruth 2:23
- he winnoweth
- It is probable that the winnowing of grain was effected by taking up a portion of the corn in a sieve, and letting it down slowly in the wind; thus the grain would, by its own weight, fall in one place, while the chaff, etc., would be carried a distance by the wind. It is said here that this was done at night; probably what was threshed out in the day was winnowed in the evening, when the sea breeze set in, which was common in Palestine.