greatest love story in the Bible …
December 7, 2009 Leave a comment
…and it’s not even romantic:
And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me. (Ruth 1:16–17)
That’s probably my favorite passage in the Bible, the widowed Ruth refusing to abandon her widowed mother-in-law.
The same book also contains what might be the sexiest scene in the Bible (outside the Song of Songs):
And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down.
And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid… (Ruth 3:7–9)