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One must remember that the times of Ruth weren't exactly the pinnacle of the feminist movement and therefor women were not regarded as much more than property. As such, there was often a dowry and bride price to be paid for a woman's hand in marriage so Ruth had some worth in this regard. Basically Ruth is part of the estate left behind after the death of ...


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I wanted to clear up the ambiguities the other answers have left around. Moses is reviewing the laws that were originally given in Exodus and Leviticus. This law is originally found in Exodus 22:16-17 (NKJV): If a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife. If her father ...



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