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Ruth (Biblical figure)

Works: 633 works in 920 publications in 4 languages and 17,544 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction, American  Bible films  Christian fiction  Romance fiction 
Classifications: BS580.R8, 813.54
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Publications about Ruth
Most widely held works about Ruth
    Unshaken by Francine Rivers( Book )
    14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz demonstrates that God faithfully provides for his children when all hope seems lost
    Ruth : a novel by Lois T Henderson( Book )
    6 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
    This book recounts the story of Ruth, a determined, God-fearing woman who vindicates the belief that trust and faith in God will enable one to surmount all problems and difficulties
    The song of Ruth; a love story from the Old Testament by Frank G Slaughter( Book )
    11 editions published between 1954 and 1978 in English and German and held by 753 libraries worldwide
    Love story from the old Testament
    In the field of grace : a novel by Tessa Afshar( Book )
    5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 727 libraries worldwide
    After losing her husband, Ruth leaves her home to follow her beloved mother-in-law, Naomi, to Israel, where she lives a life of hardship until the wealthy and honored owner of the field where she works begins to show her favor
    A lineage of grace : five stories of unlikely women who changed eternity by Francine Rivers( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
    Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, Mary, five women-- all chosen by God
    The garden of Ruth by Eva Etzioni-Halevy( Book )
    2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
    As the novel opens, Osnath, the 15-year-old niece of the prophet Samuel, arrives in Bethlehem with her grandmother to visit relatives. There, in a scroll room, she finds a scrap of parchment hinting at an illicit love affair involving Ruth the Moabite. (The wife of wealthy Boaz, Ruth is perhaps best known as the great-grandmother of David, future king of Israel and notorious slayer of Goliath.) Ruth's descendants, especially her great-grandson Eliab, are determined to keep their ancestor's secrets safe
    Ruth; from the story told in the book of Ruth by Maud Petersham( Book )
    6 editions published between 1938 and 1958 in English and Spanish and held by 426 libraries worldwide
    Presents the Old Testament tale of Ruth who, when her husband died, returned with her mother-in-law to Bethlehem to work in the fields of Boaz
    The female ancestors of Christ by Ann Belford Ulanov( Book )
    4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
    The spiritual power of the feminine shines forth in this psychological study of four Old Testament heroines from Jesus' family tree. Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba are the only women mentioned by name in the Gospels' genealogies; for the author this indicates that they impart something essential to the lineage of Christ. By exploring their brave and unconventional lives, she demonstrates how salvation enters the world in the feminine mode of being human, through these women's embodiment of such powerful and deeply feminine qualities as ingenuity, audacity, determination, compassion, seduction and devotion
    Ruth and Naomi : a Bible story by Jean Marzollo( Book )
    1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
    In a fresh rendition of the biblical story of the widowed Ruth and her elderly mother-in-law Naomi, Marzollo shows how happiness can come about in unexpected ways. Small rabbit characters at the bottom of each page offer lively commentary. Full color
    The story of Ruth ( visu )
    11 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
    A Moabite priestess renounces her Gods for the God of Israel. Since she is a foreigner, her dedication is not readily accepted by the villagers. All the spectacle of heathen idolatry and human sacrifice. One of the Bible's timeless love stories
    Compromising redemption : relating characters in the book of Ruth by Danna Nolan Fewell( Book )
    3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
    Ruth's story by Catherine Storr( Book )
    6 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
    A retelling of the Bible story in which Ruth follows her mother-in-law Naomi from the country of Moab to the land of Judah
    Ruth, Mother of Kings by Diana Wallis Taylor( Book )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
    "The book of Ruth has captivated Christian believers for centuries, and now the story of this remarkable woman comes to life in the pages of this dramatic retelling"--
    The Book of Ruth : journey of faith ( visu )
    4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
    The Book of Ruth, is a triumphant love story in the face of adversity. This selfless journey of love and devotion is seen through the eyes of a young widow. Choosing to leave her homeland of Moab, she follows her mother-in-law Naomi to Israel after the death of her husband. Upon reaching Bethlehem, she meets and marries a man named Boaz, who is of the Royal House of Judah. This chain of seemingly unrelated events, sets the stage for the future kings of the nation of Israel, and the glorious coming of the Messiah. A Biblical Cinderella story from the archives of the royal Jewish bloodline, this story reveals the redemption of their inheritance through the child Obed, who was the grandfather of King David
    Ruth : op. 50 by Lennox Berkeley( file )
    3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
    Women on the Biblical road : Ruth, Naomi, and the female journey by Mishael Caspi( Book )
    1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
    The foreigner; the story of a girl named Ruth by Gladys Malvern( Book )
    8 editions published between 1954 and 1967 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
    Story of Ruth, the ancestress of King David
    Unafraid by Francine Rivers( Book )
    5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 225 libraries worldwide
    All eternity had been waiting for this moment. God chose one woman, Mary
    Unshaken by Francine Rivers( Sound Recording )
    11 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
    "Your God will be my God." It is with these words that Ruth the Moabitess turns her face away from her father's home and idols, and journeys to Bethlehem with Naomi, her mother-in-law. And it is because of that determination, that perseverance, faith, and loyalty that Ruth becomes the great-grandmother of David, king of Israel, and an ancestor of Jesus
    The story of Ruth by Maxine Schur( Book )
    2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
    Presents a retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth, in simple text with illustrations, and is often read as part of the celebration of the holiday of Shavuot
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Alternative Names
Rut (Biblical figure)
Ruth (Biblical character)
רות (כלת נעמי)
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Spanish (2)
German (2)
Russian (2)
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