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ruth law

Biblical character described in the stories of the Book of Ruth as the mother-in-law of Ruth and Orpah. After Naomi was widowed, she returned from Moab to Bethlehem with her daughters-in-law, and attempted to arrange the marriage of Ruth with Boaz, one of the secondary kinsmen of Naomi's deceased husband. The offspring of this union was said to be the grandfather of David

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