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A-Z: General definitions: Ruth
Heroine of the Old Testament Book of Ruth. A young widow from outside Israel who showed great kindness and devotion to her Israelite mother-in-law. She was the great-grandmother of King David and appears in the genealogy of Jesus.
Big ideas: Women in the Bible
The Old Testament frequently refers to Israel as the Promised Land allocated to God's children. Prophecies refer to it as his chosen nation and the one out of which the Messiah would come.
The complete commitment of oneself to a loved person or thing, and especially to God. The term is also used, in the plural, to mean prayers.
Descendant of Israel (Jacob) and occupant of Israel.
In the Old Testament the second king of Israel, after Saul, anointed by Samuel to be king.
The name given to the man believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Also given the title Christ, meaning 'anointed one' or Messiah. His life is recorded most fully in the Four Gospels.