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Saturday, July 16, 2011
Today we commemorate Ruth. Ruth was a Gentile but is found in the linage of Jesus. Elimelech is a type of Christ in the Book of Ruth. He agreed to be Ruth's "redeemer" (3:7-13; 4:9-12). He took her as his wife, and Ruth gave birth to Obed, the grandfather of David (4:13-17), preserving the Messianic seed.