Ruth and Redemptive History

55 minutes

Today we discuss the story and message of the book of Ruth in light of the book’s place in redemptive history. This brief  story of an unassuming young Gentile woman develops the important biblical themes of the promised land, the inclusion of Gentiles in redemption, and the line of the seed of the woman. In these ways and others, the book of Ruth is a story of redemption, redemption which culminates in Ruth’s descendant, Jesus Christ.

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5 Responses to “Ruth and Redemptive History”

  1. Nancy Guthrie says:

    Guys– this was a fascinating discussion. I especially appreciated the new insights of seeing Boaz’s righteous dealings with this vulnerable woman in contrast to the Levite and his concubine in Judges, and the perspective of levirate marriage concern for the possible “seed of the woman” of Genesis 3:15. I had seen it primarily about maintaining the dead Israelite’s stake in the Promised Land so that his name would not be “blotted out.”

  2. Philip Walker says:

    You mentioned Proclaiming Christ as a programme whose toes you didn’t wish to trample; there hasn’t been an episode for about a month though they were coming out weekly. Is it on summer break?

  3. Brian says:

    I thought this was a great episode. Just found you guys and enjoying it so far. The insight and frank discussion on this book of the bible was engaging. Keep up the good work

  4. HaeSung Keegan says:

    Recently,I read this book and your discussion really helped what I read. Especially, how I ought to read the Bible in the view of Redemptive History. May God strength your work and spread the Reformed Gospel!

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow this was a good show, I finally got around to listening to it and love how you applied Redemptive preaching to Ruth! Makes me want to study it more and preach it for my congregation. I love would to hear more shows like this

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