In this episode Erika provides the background info we need to study the book of Ruth.  She talks about the common lens people often use when studying Ruth and then shares the lens we want to use as we study this book. 

She also lays out the time period of the judges that provide the background for the story as well as who the Moabites are.  Leading up to the book of Ruth, the Moabites are found in Genesis 19 and Numbers 22-25.  Phinehas’ reward and blessing is also found Psalm 106:30-31. 

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