A landowner in Bethlehem in Judah who lived “when the judges ruled” Israel (twelfth century BCE) and whose story is told in the book named after his wife, Ruth. He was kind to Ruth, a Moabite widow of his kinsman Mahlon, whose mother, Naomi, was the sole survivor of an Ephrathite family. He agreed to take Ruth as his wife, and their son Obed became the grandfather of David the king (Ruth 4:21); (1Chr 2:9-15; Matt 1:3-6; Luke 3:31-33). See Jachin and Boaz.
21Salmon of Boaz, Boaz of Obed,
9The sons of Hezron, who were born to him: Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai.10Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, prince ... View more
3and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram,4and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab ... View more
31son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,32son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon,33son of Ammina ... View more