Genealogy appendix (Ruth 4:18–4:22)

“These are the descendants of Perez:

Perez became the father of Hezron;

Hezron of Ram;

Ram of Amminadab;

Amminadab of Nahshon

Nahshon of Salmon

Salmon of Boaz;

Boaz of Obed;

Obed of Jesse;

Jesse of David.”

A final genealogy ends this story. Notice that Elimelech is no longer in the picture. His inheritance is forgotten as Boaz is now in the lineage. The whole story falls apart with this added genealogy. This also puts Ruth and Boaz as the great grandparents of David and the whole line of David that leads to Joseph in the New Testament.

 

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