Bible Messages

The Message of Ruth

29 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 20 MARCH, 2017 reproduced from the Messianic Spring Holiday Helper The Book of Ruth is a text that people turn to when they need to be reminded of the goodness and kindness of God’s chosen toward strangers, and how He demonstrates His faithfulness through the actions of normal people. Elements common to the human condition, including: life, death, hardness, sustenance, love, and happiness are all the things that make the story of Ruth so important to the Biblical narrative. We consider Ruth when we want to be reminded about the acceptance that God displays toward us, and how He […]


Book of Ruth

29 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 22 NOVEMBER, 2016 reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: between 950-700 B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 586-500 or 400s-250s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: a famine in Israel during the rule of the Judges Author: Samuel (Right); Israel’s court historians (conservative-moderate); an unknown person from the Southern Kingdom (Left) Location of author: Land of Israel before or during the monarchy (Right, conservative-moderate); Land of Israel after the exile (Left) Target audience and their location: people of Israel before, during, or immediately after the reign of David (Right, conservative-moderate); Jewish people having returned from Babylon (Left) […]